Impact factors: scientific and career assessment by numbers

Nico Bruining, Paul Cummins, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys

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The most used scientific evaluation parameters today are: 1) The impact factor (IF) of scientific journals in which the papers of researchers, and their collaborators, are published and 2) The so-called H-factor which is used to evaluate the work of individual scientists. We explore in detail these particular parameters. Also we briefly discuss alternative forms of assessment in the modern age.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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