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Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

By Frieder Michel Paulus, Nicole Cruz, and Sören Krach | March 21, 2017

Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.

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Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies

By The Scientist Staff | February 27, 2017

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.

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TS Picks: Remembering Eugene Garfield

By Joshua A. Krisch | February 27, 2017

A look back at the contributions of The Scientist’s founder, scientometrics pioneer Eugene Garfield (1925–2017)

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Elsevier’s Answer to the Impact Factor

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 9, 2016

“CiteScore,” which ranks twice as many journals compared with publications assigned impact factors, makes its debut during a contentious time for journal metrics.

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Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

By Yan Wang, Haoyang Li, and Shibo Jiang | November 18, 2016

A combination of the traditional metric and the newer h5 index potentiates the scientific community toward more-balanced evaluation. 

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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 Bob Grant | 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 The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

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Report: Diversity Strengthens Publications

By Tracy Vence | 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 Luís A. Nunes Amaral | February 24, 2014

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

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