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Volume 22, Issue 9-10, 2016, 1p
Open Access

Measuring scientific impact beyond citation counts  (Article)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, United States

University of Central Florida, FL, United States

Florida Southern College, FL, United States


The measurement of
scientific progress remains a significant challenge exasperated by the
use of multiple different types of metrics that are often incorrectly
used, overused, or even explicitly abused. Several metrics such as
h-index or journal impact factor (JIF) are often used as a means to
assess whether an author, article, or journal creates an "impact" on
science. Unfortunately, external forces can be used to manipulate these
metrics thereby diluting the value of their intended, original purpose.
This work highlights these issues and the need to more clearly define
"impact" as well as emphasize the need for better metrics that leverage
full content analysis of publications.

ISSN: 10829873
Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1045/september2016-patton
Document Type: Article
Publisher: Corporation for National Research Initiatives

Funding Details
Acronym; Sponsor: DOE; U.S. Department of Energy

Number; Acronym; Sponsor: DE-AC05-00OR22725; ORNL; Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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