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Med J Aust. 2003 Mar 17;178(6):280-1.

Counting on citations: a flawed way to measure quality.

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Rivendell Unit, Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatric Services, Thomas Walker Hospital, Concord West, NSW, Australia. gwalter@mail.usyd.edu.au

Abstract

The journal Impact Factor and citation counts are misconstrued and misused as measures of scientific quality. Articles must be read in order to judge their quality. We have introduced a system, which may be easily replicated, to identify the best articles published in a journal.

PMID:
12633486
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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