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The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship between citation rates and IF is down to levels last seen 40 years ago

Lozano, George (2012) The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship between citation rates and IF is down to levels last seen 40 years ago. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Jun 2012). Website.

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Abstract

Jobs, grants, prestige and career advancement are all partially based on an admittedly flawed concept: the journal Impact Factor. Impact factors have been becoming increasingly meaningless since 1991, writes George Lozano, who finds that the variance of papers’ citation rates around their journals’ IF has been rising steadily.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 09:32
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52015

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