Science Journals Artfully Try To Boost Their Rankings

Artikel im Wallstreet Journal (ist nun Open Access).

Scientists and editors say scientific journals increasingly are manipulating rankings — called „impact factors“ — that are based on how often papers they publish are cited by other researchers.

Warum sind Impact Faktoren überhaupt wichtig?

Impact factors matter to publishers‘ bottom lines because librarians rely on them to make purchasing decisions.

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