Dopo la notizia della pubblicazione dell’IF 2006, segnaliamo la pubblicazione di un nuovo studio che segnala i limti dell’IF
Impact factor, H index, peer comparisons, and Retrovirology: is it time to individualize citation metrics? / Kuan-Teh Jeang Retrovirology 2007, 4:42 doi:10.1186/1742-4690-4-42
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|Received||15 June 2007|
|Accepted||18 June 2007|
|Published||18 June 200|
Disponibile open access http://www.retrovirology.com/content/4/1/42
There is a natural tendency to judge a gift by the attractiveness of its wrapping. In some respect, this reflects current mores of measuring the gravitas of a scientific paper based on the journal cover in which the work appears. Most journals have an impact factor (IF) which some proudly display on their face page. Although historically journal IF has been a convenient quantitative shorthand, has its (mis)use contributed to inaccurate perceptions of the quality of scientific articles? Is now the time that equally convenient but more individually accurate metrics be adopted?