[Irtalk] Wrong Number: A closer look at Impact Factors | quantixed
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 12:14:30 SAST 2015
I can actually remember the first time I realised that the JIF was a
spurious metric. This was in 2003, after reading a letter to Nature from
David Colquhoun who plotted out the distribution of citations to a sample
of papers in Nature. Up until that point, I hadn’t appreciated how skewed
these data are.
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