Publisher of performance metrics suppresses 20 journals, 14 for high levels of self-citation and 6 for citation stacking, releases Editorial Expression of Concern for 5 others.
Designed to identify individuals who might be gaming their h-index score, the s-index may do more harm than good.
Citation networks can provide much more than journal metrics and rankings. Publishers should look to them for competitive intelligence.
Journal additions, suppressions, new metrics and an improved user interface are included in this year’s Journal Citation Report (JCR).
Establishing new citation benchmarks and an international board of academics, Elsevier is poised to take on Thomson Reuters for dominance in the citation metrics market.
This year, Thomson Reuters suspended six business journals for engaging in a citation cartel. Should the authors be held responsible for the malfeasance of their editors? We propose a new solution to punishing the community for the poor decisions of the few.
Editors have learned how to exploit a simple loophole in the calculation of the Impact Factor. Is it time to close that loophole?
Cheap, effective, and nearly undetectable — editors devise citation cartels to drive up their journal’s impact factor.
Editors of business journals strategically coerce authors to increase citation rates, a new study in Science reports.
Attempts to game a journal’s Impact Factor can result in being de-listed from the Journal Citation Report. Most offenders learn their lesson and return to normal citation behavior.