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Impact Factor And The Future Of Medical Journals

The digital format opens space for experienced debate that journals havent previously explored, Bauchner told me. Increasingly, journal editors are also recognizing the limitation of the impact factor. One of those voices is that of Dr Joseph Loscazlo , editor-in-chief of the American Heart Associations journal Circulation, http://www.themountainherald.com/5433-max-workouts-reviewed-published-indepth-review-of-max-workouts-program_tmh.html the highest impact journal for cardiovascular disease. In an editorial published in 2011, he wrote that relying on measures that only take citations into account defies logic. Some journals, however, are starting to take more innovative approaches. One such journal is PLOS One , which provides individual article metrics to anyone who accesses the article. For a paper I published on childhood obesity in 2009, the journal not only reported citations, but showed the number of times it has been viewed and downloaded, and compared published here it to other papers published in that area. Instead of letting the reputation of the journal decide the impact of its papers, PLOS One provides information about the influence of the article on a more granular level.
More: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/01/impact-factor-and-the-future-of-medical-journals/282763/

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