to whose eternal glory the monuments of all histories testify, Your virtue alone, Great Hero, can by Your name, impart immortality to these stars ! http://www.medici.org/exhibitions/galileo- 1610 (the telescope may prove useful, but to explore future possibilities we recommend that more funding be applied)
almost useless as a predictor of the likely citations to any particular paper in that journal Kravitz, Dwight J., and Chris I. Baker. 2011. “Toward a New Model of Scientiﬁc Publishing: Discussion and a Proposal.” Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 5 (December): 1–12. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2011.00055. http:// www.frontiersin.org/ Computational_Neuroscience/10.3389/ fncom.2011.00055/abstract. “Deciphering Impact Factors.” 2003. Nature Neuroscience 6 (8) (August): 783–783. doi:10.1038/nn0803-783. http://www.nature.com/doiﬁnder/10.1038/nn0803-783.
Unintended Consequences of Journal Rank.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7 (January): 291. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00291. http:// www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=3690355&tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract.
not have or care to take the time to read the articles any more! Garﬁeld, Eugene. 2005. “The Agony and the Ecstasy — the History and Meaning of the Journal Impact Factor.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 295 (1): 1–22. http:// garﬁeld.library.upenn.edu/papers/jifchicago2005.pdf.
Ryan Chute, Marko a Rodriguez, and Lyudmila Balakireva. 2009. “Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science.” PloS One 4 (3): e4803. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0004803. http:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/19277205.
so many scientiﬁcally sophisticated people give so much credence to a procedure that is so obviously ﬂawed “Deciphering Impact Factors.” 2003. Nature Neuroscience 6 (8) (August): 783–783. doi:10.1038/nn0803-783. http://www.nature.com/doiﬁnder/10.1038/nn0803-783.
list of publications in your cv, you are statistically illiterate. ! ▪ If you are judging grant or promotion applications and ﬁnd yourself scanning the applicant’s publications, checking off the impact factors, you are statistically illiterate. ! ▪ If you publish a journal that trumpets its impact factor in adverts or emails, you are statistically illiterate. (If you trumpet that impact factor to three decimal places, there is little hope for you.) ! ▪ If you see someone else using impact factors and make no attempt at correction, you connive at statistical illiteracy. • Stephen Curry
H 5 index Eigenfactor ! Citations Data sets Data reuse Data downloads Data citation Software Reviewing Tools built Grant revenue PhDs supervised Course materials Patents Government service ! Downloads Mendeley readers Tweets Facebook likes Citeulike bookmarks Betweenness centrality F1000 score Wikipedia citations News mentions Lay summaries Length spent reading Annotation density Readership demographic