impact factor
Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”
Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”
Frieder Michel Paulus, Sören Krach, Nicole Cruz | Mar 21, 2017
Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.
TS Picks: Remembering Eugene Garfield
TS Picks: Remembering Eugene Garfield
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 27, 2017
A look back at the contributions of The Scientist’s founder, scientometrics pioneer Eugene Garfield (1925–2017)
Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies
Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies
The Scientist Staff | Feb 27, 2017
Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.
Elsevier’s Answer to the Impact Factor
Elsevier’s Answer to the Impact Factor
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 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.
Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned
Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned
Shibo Jiang, Haoyang Li, Yan Wang | Nov 18, 2016
A combination of the traditional metric and the newer h5 index potentiates the scientific community toward more-balanced evaluation. 
New Citation Measure Assesses Impact of Single Papers
New Citation Measure Assesses Impact of Single Papers
Bob Grant | Sep 8, 2016
Could the Relative Citation Ratio replace the oft maligned journal impact factor?
Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data
Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data
Bob Grant | Jul 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.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
Report: Diversity Strengthens Publications
Report: Diversity Strengthens Publications
Tracy Vence | Feb 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.
Opinion: Measuring Impact
Opinion: Measuring Impact
Luís A. Nunes Amaral | Feb 24, 2014
Scientists must find a way to estimate the seemingly immeasurable impact of their research efforts.