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High impact factors are meant to represent strong citation rates, but these journal impact factors are more effective at predicting a paper’s retraction rate

Brembs, Björn (2011) High impact factors are meant to represent strong citation rates, but these journal impact factors are more effective at predicting a paper’s retraction rate. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Dec 2011). Website.

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Abstract

Journal ranking schemes may seem useful, but Björn Brembs discusses how the Thompson Reuters Impact Factor appears to be a reliable predictor of the number of retractions, rather than citations a given paper will receive. Should academics think twice about the benefits of publishing in a ‘high impact’ journal?

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 15:03
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2020 00:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51881

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