[Irtalk] Why we should avoid using the Impact Factor to assess research and researchers | The Idiosynchratic Reader

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 23:04:23 SAST 2015

*A major problem is that the IF is owned by a private company, that has
strong financial interests in keeping the IF working as it is.* It is owned
by Thomson Reuter, and is published in their ISI Web of Science Journal
Citation Reports.

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