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Measuring the Impact of Scientific Articles

A. Townsend Peterson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Science
A. Townsend Peterson

Not all papers published in a particular journal, whatever its impact factor may be, will have the same impact: Good papers can come from trivial journals, and good journals can publish inconsequential papers. So how should academic production be evaluated as regards its importance and real "impact" on science?