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Journal articles boosting impact factor

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5917 (Published 19 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5917

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Marek Kosmulski, Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland

A few years ago the BMJ reported on a journal asking authors to cite recent articles from the same journal in order to boost the journal’s impact factor (IF).1 Actually, the IF can be …

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