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Accounting for impact? How the impact factor is shaping research and what this means for knowledge production

Rushforth, Alex and de Rijcke, Sarah (2016) Accounting for impact? How the impact factor is shaping research and what this means for knowledge production. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (07 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Why does the impact factor continue to play such a consequential role in academia? Alex Rushforth and Sarah de Rijcke look at how considerations of the metric enter in from early stages of research planning to the later stages of publication. Even with initiatives against the use of impact factors, scientists themselves will likely err on the side of caution and continue to provide their scores on applications for funding and promotion.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66672

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