[Irtalk] Sick of Impact Factors | Reciprocal Space
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 13:04:13 SAST 2014
So consider all that we know of impact factors and think on this: *if you
use impact factors you are statistically illiterate.*
- If you include journal impact factors in the list of publications in
your cv, you are statistically illiterate.
- If you are judging grant or promotion applications and find yourself
scanning the applicant’s publications, checking off the impact factors, you
are statistically illiterate.
- If you publish a journal that trumpets its impact factor in adverts or
emails, you are statistically illiterate. (If you trumpet that impact
factor to three decimal places, there is little hope for you.)
- If you see someone else using impact factors and make no attempt at
correction, you connive at statistical illiteracy.
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