Monday, March 23, 2015

B - High-impact-factor syndrome

Caves C.M. High-impact-factor Syndrome. APS News 2014;23(10):8,6

The author discusses the use of the bibliometric high impact factor used as a proxy for assessing a scientist's work, the malign influence this is having. He suggests a number of ways to try to prevent this and to conform to best practices for conducting and evaluating research.
http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201411/backpage.cfm

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