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
JournalmSphere
Volume1
Issue4
Date Published2016 Jul-Aug
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/mSphere.00184-16
Alternate JournalmSphere
PubMed ID27408939
PubMed Central IDPMC4941020