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Impact Factor in 15 minutes

Impact Factor in 15 minutes

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A slide presentation for a 15 minute slot on understanding and using impact factor to assess journal quality. Emphasis on understanding the limitations of the measure.
A slide presentation for a 15 minute slot on understanding and using impact factor to assess journal quality. Emphasis on understanding the limitations of the measure.

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Measuring Quality
Using Impact Factor to assess a JournalAndrew Colgoni, Science Fluencies Librariancolgoni@mcmaster.ca
1Thursday, March 11, 2010
 
Objectives
By the end of lesson, you
will be able to look up impactfactors for journals
will be able to explain how it iscalculated and some drawbacks.
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Impact Factor is:
A measurement devised ~50 years ago to showhow ‘important’ a journal is.
Based on numbers of citations to articles in journals
Often used to decide where to publish
A crude measure - is but one thing to consider
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