What will remain of the Impact Factor?

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  • Valeria Scotti Center for Scientific Documentation of IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia - Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33393/ao.2022.2467

Keywords:

Bibliometric, COVID-19, Impact Factor, journal citation report, research evaluation

Abstract

This year the new 2022 version of Clarivate’s impact factor profoundly changed the setup for some journals. Compli­cated by the pandemic, the introduction of early access into the tally of articles lead to the question of whether impact factors can still be considered the most important parameter for traditional bibliometric evaluations.

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Collier K. 2021. The 2021 Journal Citation Reports: A continuing evolution in journal intelligence. https://clarivate.com/blog/the-2021-journal-citation-reports-a-continuing-evolution-in-journal-intelligence/. Accessed July 2022.

Hubbard S. 2020. What’s next for JCR: defining ‘Early Access’. https://clarivate.com/blog/whats-next-for-jcr-defining-early-access/. Accessed July 2022.

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Published

2022-07-26

How to Cite

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Scotti V. What will remain of the Impact Factor?. abtpn [Internet]. 2022 Jul. 26 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];9(1):45-6. Available from: https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/2467

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