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Editorial

The Impact Factor Game

  • The PLoS Medicine Editors
  • Published: June 06, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030291

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Posted by hhhw_schmidt on 29 Jan 2010 at 20:20 GMT

I am quite sick of these journalistic pseudo-scientific, "high impact" journals that play the impact factor game and rather go for headlines. Why not publish all our work in Open Access journals? I did not become a Scientist to work for Elsevier or the Nature Publishing Group, but to generate socially relevant knowledge. However, a change in mindset of the funding agencies is needed. The blindly count impact factors but so little work actually has actually true impact.

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