ASM Journals Eliminate Impact Factor Information from Journal Websites.

TitleASM Journals Eliminate Impact Factor Information from Journal Websites.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCasadevall, 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
JournalmSystems
Volume1
Issue4
Date Published2016 Jul 11
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).

DOI10.1128/mSystems.00088-16
Alternate JournalmSystems
PubMed ID27822548
PubMed Central IDPMC5069964