Journal impact factors ‘no longer credible’

UK“Trickery by editors to boost their journal impact factor means that the widely used metric ‘has now lost most of its credibility’, according to Research Policy journal. With many editors now engaged in ‘ingenious ways’ of boosting their impact factor, ‘one of the main bastions holding back the growing scourge of research misconduct’ has been ‘breached’, the publication warns in an editorial …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 5 November]

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