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.
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.
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)
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.