May 16, 2013
Researchers and Scientific Groups Make New Push Against Impact Factors
More than 150 researchers and 75 scientific groups issued a declaration on Thursday against the widespread use of journal "impact factors," blaming the practice for dangerous distortions in financing and hiring in science.
The impact factor "has a number of well-documented deficiencies as a tool for research assessment," the scientists said in the letter, which had been
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