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May 17 / Veronica Bielat

Push against impact factors

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a declaration made Thursday by a group of scientists and researchers, criticizing the use of impact factors in valuing research and researchers, in the article Researchers and Scientific Groups Make New Push Against Impact Factors.

In a related story, Priceonomics.com asks Why is Science Behind a Paywall? which delves into the history of scholarly publishing and the cost of closed publishing models.

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