The influence factor: For better or for worse
The very words “Impact Factor” can send a shiver of fear through the spines of many journal editors as they contemplate the next number their journals will receive. Yet this measurement can be an aid to a journal if it is understood and treated with respect. Written by a group of ISMTE and EASE leaders, this article provides a history of the Influence Factor, explains how IF’s are awarded, and details ways in which your journal’s IF can be improved. This original article on the Influence Factor serves as an excellent resource for all Editorial Office staff.
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