Citations Are the Currency of Science
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Then there are the counterfeiters.
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Citations Are the Currency of Science

Then there are the counterfeiters.

Then there are the counterfeiters.

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Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Ruth Williams | Feb 13, 2019
Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.
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 8, 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.
Pondering Science Publishing
Pondering Science Publishing
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
Panelists and attendees at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting considered the future of peer review and journal impact factors.
Week in Review, July 15–19
Week in Review, July 15–19
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2013
Bias in preclinical research; medical marijuana for kids; a swath of microbial genomes; plastic ocean habitats; rethinking scientific evaluation
Opinion: Rethinking Scientific Evaluation
Opinion: Rethinking Scientific Evaluation
Richard Naftalin | Jul 16, 2013
Asymmetry in the Research Excellence Framework in the U.K. is a threat to basic medical sciences within British medical schools.
Retractions Occurring More Quickly
Retractions Occurring More Quickly
Chris Palmer | Jul 15, 2013
The number of retracted scientific papers has increased sharply over the past decade, while the time from publication to retraction has decreased.
Journals Guilty of Citation Inflation
Journals Guilty of Citation Inflation
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
A record 66 journals have been banned from this year’s impact-factor list for citation foulplay.
Week in Review, May 20–24
Week in Review, May 20–24
Bob Grant | May 24, 2013
Journals plagiarizing journals; new immune cells combat diabetes; TB-killing vitamin C; analog cell computers; real time fish memory; ant-pitcher plant mutualism
Scientists Take Aim at Impact Factor
Scientists Take Aim at Impact Factor
Kate Yandell | May 20, 2013
A declaration asks the scientific community to put less weight on the metric, widely used to evaluate journals’ prestige.
Less Influence for High-Impact Journals
Less Influence for High-Impact Journals
Dan Cossins | Nov 9, 2012
A new study reveals that more and more of the world’s most-cited articles are published outside of high prestige, high impact factor journals.