ERIC Number: EJ555789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISI's Impact Factor as Misnomer: A Proposed New Measure To Assess Journal Impact.
Harter, Stephen P.; Nisonger, Thomas E.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v48 n12 p1146-48 Dec 1997
Discusses "impact factor," a measure of journal impact defined by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) and available in Journal Citation Reports. Argues that "impact factor" is misnamed and misused, suggesting an alternative name and interpretation of the measure, and proposes two new measures to assess the impact of journals using citations. (PEN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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