Letters Ditching impact factors

Time for the single researcher impact factor

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39542.514745.3A (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:789
  1. Gianluca Castelnuovo, researcher in clinical psychology
  1. 1Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, Psychology Research Laboratory and Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  1. gianluca.castelnuovo{at}auxologico.it

    It is indeed time to consider alternatives for the “impact factor” algorithm.1 For example, it might be more useful to consider the merits and contributions of all the scientific activities of each single researcher …

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