Is a Revolution Brewing Over Journal Impact Factors?

June 17, 2013

An unlikely group of agitators — scientists, journal editors, scholarly societies, and policy makers — this week threw down a gauntlet on the use of journal impact factors as a surrogate for scientific quality. The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, or DORA, declares that the way in which impact factors are currently being used, as a shorthand to evaluate scientists’ work, is distorting and, ultimately, undermining how research is conducted, reported, and funded.

Read and sign the declaration here.


New Here? Sign Up

Looking for increased exposure in the field of biomedical engineering? EMBS offers journals, conferences and a community for biomedical engineers. Membership includes PULSE Magazine.