Impact factors – signal or noise?

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Abstract:

Mike Hapgood and Russ Evans argue that best use of citation indices requires statistical rigour, just as in science itself. The need becomes more pressing as the use of such tools spreads.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2005.46215.x

Affiliations: 1: British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, is Managing Editor of Geophysical Journal International 2: Rutherford Appleton Lab, Didcot

Publication date: April 1, 2005

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