Provider: Thomson Reuters
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Descriptions: The Journal Citation Reports and the idea of impact factor were innovations of Eugene Garfield in the 1970's, and came to be considered the single impartial, authoritative measure of a scholarly journal's quality and influence within its discipline. Several alternative systems of journal evaluation have since been introduced, aiming to correct inherent biases of this nevertheless very influential and relevant analysis system.
Keywords: impact factor, informatics, journal analytics, publishing, scientific journals