Discussion notes

What ranking journals has in common with astrology

Björn Brembs

Abstract


-

Keywords

Journal rankings; Ethics in publications;

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2282-5398/3378

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-11245

References


Adam, David (2002), "The counting house" Nature 415, 726–9.

Adler, Robert, Ewing, John, and Taylor, Peter (2008). Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research: Citation Statistics (A report from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in cooperation with the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathemat.

Baker, Monia (2012). Databases fight funding cuts. Nature 489, 19–19.

Baylis, Matthew., Gravenor, Michael, and Kao, Roland (1999). "Sprucing up one’s impact factor". Nature 401, 322.

Brembs, Björn, Button, Katherine, and Munafò, Marcus (2013). "Deep impact: unintended consequences of journal rank", Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7, 291.

Callaham, Michael, Wears Robert, Weber Ellen (2002), "Journal Prestige, Publication Bias, and Other Characteristics Associated With Citation of Published Studies in Peer-Reviewed Journals", JAMA Journal American Medical Association 287, 2847–2850.

Chow, Chee W., Haddad, Kamal, Singh, Gangaram, and Wu, Anne (2007) "On Using Journal Rank to Proxy for an Article ’ s Contribution or Value", Issues in Accounting Education 22, 411–427.

Cokol, Murat, Iossifov, Ivan, Rodriguez-Esteban, Raul, and Rzhetsky, Andrey (2007), "How many scientific papers should be retracted?" EMBO Reports 8, 422–3.

Editorial (2009), "Access denied?" Nature 462, 252.

Editorial (2005), "Not-so-deep impact" Nature 435, 1003–1004.

Editorial (2012), "The BMRB matters" Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 19, 853–853.

Fang, Ferric C. and Casadevall, Arturo (2011), "Retracted science and the retraction index" Infection and Immunity 79, 3855–9.

Fang, Ferric C., Steen, Grant R., and Casadevall, Arturo (2012). "Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications" PNAS U. S. A. 109, 17028–33.

Finardi, Ugo (2013), "Correlation between Journal Impact Factor and Citation Performance: An experimental study". Journal of Informetrics 7, 357–370.

Garfield, Eugene (1999). "Journal impact factor: a brief review" CMAJ 161, 979–80.

Hamilton, Jon (2011). "Debunked Science: Studies Take Heat In 2011". NPR. Available at: http://www.npr.org/2011/12/29/144431640/debunked-science-studies-take-heat-in-2011 [Accessed March 8, 2012].

Hegarty, Peter, and Walton, Zoe (2012) "The Consequences of Predicting Scientific Impact in Psychology Using Journal Impact Factors" Perspectives on Psychological Science 7, 72–78.

Hernán, Miguel A. (2009), "Impact factor: a call to reason" Epidemiology 20, 317–8; discussion 319–20.

Ince, Darrell C., Hatton, Leslie, and Graham-Cumming, John (2012) "The case for open computer programs", Nature 482, 485–8.

Joppa, Lucas N., McInerny, Greg, Harper, Richard, Salido, Lara, Takeda, Kenij, O’Hara, Kenton, Gavaghan, David, and Emmott, Stephen (2013), "Computational science. Troubling trends in scientific software use", Science 340, 814–5.

Kravitz, Dwight J., and Baker, Chris I. (2011), "Toward a new model of scientific publishing: discussion and a proposal" Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 5, 55.

Lozano, George A., Larivière, Vincent, and Gingras, Yves (2012). "The weakening relationship between the impact factor and papers’ citations in the digital age" JASIST 63, 2140–2145.

Merali, Zeeya, and Giles, Jim (2005), "Databases in peril" Nature 435, 1010–1.

Mesirov, Jill P. (2010), "Computer science. Accessible reproducible research", Science 327, 415–6.

Moed, Henk F., and van Leeuwen, Ted N. (1996), "Impact factors can mislead" Nature 381, 186.

Moed, Henk F., and Van Leeuwen, Ted N. (1995),"Improving the accuracy of institute for scientific information’s journal impact factors" JASIST. 46, 461–467.

Van Noorden, Richard (2013)"Open access: The true cost of science publishing" Nature 495, 426–9.

Packer, Abel L. (2010), "The SciELO Open Access: A Gold Way from the South" Canadian Journal of Higher Education 39, 111–126.

Peng, Roger D. (2011), "Reproducible research in computational science" Science 334, 1226–7.

Rossner, Mike, Van Epps, Heather, and Hill, Emma (2007). "Show me the data". Journal of Cellular Biology 179, 1091–1092.

Seglen, Per O. (1994) "Causal relationship between article citedness and journal impact" JASIS 45, 1–11.

Seglen, Per O. (1992), "The skewness of science" JASIS 43, 628–638.

Seglen, Per O. (1997), "Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research" BMJ 314.

Singh, Gangaram, Haddad, Kamal M., and Chow, Chee W. (2007), "Are Articles in “Top” Management Journals Necessarily of Higher Quality?" Journal of Management Inquiry 16, 319–331.

Starbuck, William H. (2005), "How Much Better Are the Most-Prestigious Journals? The Statistics of Academic Publication" Organization Science 16, 180–200.

Steen, Grant R., (2011a), "Retractions in the scientific literature: do authors deliberately commit research fraud?" Journal of Medical Ethics 37, 113–7.

Steen, Grant R., (2011b), "Retractions in the scientific literature: is the incidence of research fraud increasing?" Journal of Medical Ethics 37, 249–53.

Taylor, Michael, Perakakis, Pandelis, and Trachana, Varvara (2008), "The siege of science" Ethics in Science and Environmental. Politics 8, 17–40.

The PLoS Medicine Editors (2006) "The impact factor game. It is time to find a better way to assess the scientific literature" PLoS Med. 3, e291.

Vanclay, Jerome K. (2011). "Impact factor: outdated artefact or stepping-stone to journal certification?" Scientometrics 92, 211–238.

Wager, Elizabeth, and Williams, Peter (2011), "Why and how do journals retract articles? An analysis of Medline retractions 1988-2008" Journal of Medical Ethics 37, 567–70.

Weale, Andy R., Bailey, Mick, and Lear, Paul A. (2004), "The level of non-citation of articles within a journal as a measure of quality: a comparison to the impact factor" BMC Medical Research Methodology 4, 14.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.