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Could the Relative Citation Ratio replace the oft maligned journal impact factor?


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Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data

By | July 7, 2016

A team of editors and researchers calls on journal publishers to use citation distributions as measures of publication quality rather than relying on much-derided impact factors.


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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2016

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

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Report: Diversity Strengthens Publications

By | February 25, 2014

US scientists are more likely to coauthor papers with researchers of similar ethnicity to themselves, but manuscripts with a more diverse list of authors have greater impact, a study shows.


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Opinion: Measuring Impact

By | February 24, 2014

Scientists must find a way to estimate the seemingly immeasurable impact of their research efforts.


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Pondering Science Publishing

By | December 16, 2013

Panelists and attendees at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting considered the future of peer review and journal impact factors.

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Week in Review, July 15–19

By | July 19, 2013

Bias in preclinical research; medical marijuana for kids; a swath of microbial genomes; plastic ocean habitats; rethinking scientific evaluation


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Opinion: Rethinking Scientific Evaluation

By | July 16, 2013

Asymmetry in the Research Excellence Framework in the U.K. is a threat to basic medical sciences within British medical schools.


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Retractions Occurring More Quickly

By | July 15, 2013

The number of retracted scientific papers has increased sharply over the past decade, while the time from publication to retraction has decreased.


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Journals Guilty of Citation Inflation

By | June 21, 2013

A record 66 journals have been banned from this year’s impact-factor list for citation foulplay.

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