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Epidemiology. 2008 May;19(3):369. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e31816b6a7a.

Impact factor: good reasons for concern.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. mszklo@jhsph.edu

Abstract

This commentary emphasizes the importance of HernĂ¡n's contention that the impact factor's strong dependence on nonquality factors makes it utterly flawed as a way to evaluate quality of journals or papers.

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PMID:
18414081
DOI:
10.1097/EDE.0b013e31816b6a7a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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