The Disaster of the Impact Factor

TitleThe Disaster of the Impact Factor
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMoustafa, K
JournalScience & Engineering EthicsScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Accession Number100490687
KeywordsDiscrimination , etc. , ethics , impact , Literature , research , societies
AbstractThe author discusses impact factor (IF) of a journal and mentions disadvantages of IF. He mentions that the IF tool is biased and violates the ethics of scholarly citations as people often cite the name of review instead of the original paper in their articles which thereby decrease the IF of original work while increasing the IF of reviews. He states that the American Society of Cell Biology has started Declaration on Research Assessment to remove the flaws in the IF system.
NotesMoustafa, Khaled 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Institut Mondor de la Recherche Biomédicale (INSERM), Créteil France; Source Info: Feb2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p139; Subject Term: IMPACT factor (Citation analysis); Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: DISCRIMINATION; Subject Term: LITERATURE reviews; Subject Term: RESEARCH personnel; Subject Term: SOCIETIES, etc.; Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Article