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ASM Journals Eliminate Impact Factor Information from Journal Websites

  • Author(s): Casadevall, A
  • Bertuzzi, S
  • Buchmeier, MJ
  • Davis, RJ
  • Drake, H
  • Fang, FC
  • Gilbert, J
  • Goldman, BM
  • Imperiale, MJ
  • Matsumura, P
  • McAdam, AJ
  • Pasetti, MF
  • Sandri-Goldin, RM
  • Silhavy, T
  • Rice, L
  • Young, J-AH
  • Shenk, T
  • et al.
Abstract

Many scientists attempt to publish their work in a journal with the highest possible journal impact factor (IF). Despite widespread condemnation of the use of journal IFs to assess the significance of published work, these numbers continue to be widely misused in publication, hiring, funding, and promotion decisions (1, 2).

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