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What’s wrong with the JIF in 5 graphs

Since its launch around 40 years ago, the journal impact factor (JIF) has shaped academic behaviour. Originally presented by Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (now Clarivate Analytics), to assist librarians in choosing which journals to subscribe to, the metric is also used to evaluate researchers and their work. The full article was published at Nature Index.

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