Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Better Than Impact Factor? NIH Team Claims Key Advance in Ranking Journal Articles

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Paul Basken
September 7, 2016

Universities and funding agencies typically measure the value of published research by the number of citations an article attracts or by how often the journal in which it appears is cited. Both methods have long been accepted as imperfect but necessary shorthands.

Going beyond pure citation numbers to assign value to an individual article can be both complicated and uncertain. But one leading attempt to do just that took a major leap forward on Tuesday with the formal endorsement of a team of analysts at the National Institutes of Health.

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