3 Flaws in the Journal Impact Factor

The JIF has come under growing criticism for its various shortcomings. These include its ineffectiveness as a tool for predicting an article’s impact, the opaque methods used to calculate it, and its potential for misuse.

Measuring Journal Impact? Consider These Three Alternatives

While such impact scores have their merits for the authors themselves — whose paychecks, reputations, grants, and very careers notoriously depend on the journals they reach and the citations received in their wake — those types of quantitative metrics only tell half the story for Medical Affairs professionals