Answered By: Hayati Abdul
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 62

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) has been criticised for not accurately reflecting the value of the work published in journals. As the measure is based on the number of citation counts received by articles in a journal it cannot be used to compare journals across disciplines and is biased towards journals that contain more heavily cited publication types, such as review articles or methods papers. It is also open to editorial manipulations. The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) makes recommendations for improving the way in which the quality of research output is evaluated, including the need to eliminate the use of journal-based metrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor.

For more information, see the library's libguide page on Research Impact.

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