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Impact factors continue to influence academic evaluation, reveals a recent survey

Impact factors continue to influence academic evaluation, reveals a recent survey

Fatima Qureshi
Fri, 04/19/2019 – 03:34

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About half of the research focused institutions in the US and Canada still rely on journal impact factors to make promotion and tenure related decisions, revealed a recent survey based study published on PeerJ Preprints. The report provides insights into the usage of the impact factor, a metric whose suitability to judge the quality of research and credibility of researchers has long been debated.