Relative Citation Ratio is here. Goodbye, Journal Impact Factor?
Journal impact factor has fallen out of favor with many scientists and the National Institutes of Health as an indicator of scientific influence. The JIF is an indicator of the average number of citations that articles from a given journal receive in a two year period. So the JIF is an indicator of influence at the journal level but was never intended to serve as an indicator of the influence of individual papers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health…
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