Journal-level impact feeds academic impact, which in turn feeds broader impacts potential
Editors at The BMJ are lousy at predicting the citation performance of research papers. Or are they?
Can Clarivate deliver on a single, normalized measurement of citation impact or did its marketing department promise too much?
Starting 2021, Journal Impact Factors will be calcuated using online publication dates, not print ones. But phased roll-out may lead to bias for some journals.
A public allegation of citation manipulation among 5 journals deserves a public inquiry.
Thus the defining property of traditional publishing is editorial selection. That is what publishing is about.
Editors are in a position of power to coerce authors to cite their journal and personal papers. Can algorithms help detect misconduct when authors and journal staff are unwilling to speak out?
Phil Davis examines how publication timing can affect annual Journal Impact Factor scores.
Why do authors continue to cite preprints years after they’ve been formally published?
As an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor, editors propose an index that measures highly cited papers.
Journal suppression is an effective tool for reducing high rates of self-citation, even years after a title is reintroduced.
Now we know how suppression decisions are made, should metrics companies suppress titles at all or simply make the underlying data more transparent?
Is citation manipulation a moral problem or an accounting problem?
A brief summary of the main citation indicators used today.
How much can a single editor distort the citation record? Investigation documents rogue editor’s coercion of authors to cite his journal, papers.