Archive for December, 2007

Factors in impact factor

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

As Eric Schnell points out, although ISI impact factors have been criticized before, a recent editorial in the Journal of Cell Biology addresses the validity of the underlying data.

Now might be a good time to re-visit the h-index, which Scopus employs as an alternate method of estimating scientific impact.

Here’s how to find impact factors at Scott Library.