Infographic: 7 Expert views on the impact factor

7 Expert views on the impact factor

A few days ago, Thomson Reuters released the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), the most influential source for evaluating journal metrics and the impact of research. Much has been debated about the impact factors: some academics seem to think that the impact factor is absolutely essential, while some others believe that it should be done away with; a third group of people believes that the impact factor can be used along with some other evaluation metrics. What do academic publication experts think? In this infographic we bring you excerpts from our interviews with industry experts who told us what they thought about the impact factor. Feel free to download a PDF version of the infographic.

7 expert views on the impact factor

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