The impact factor (IF) of a journal is often used beyond the intent for which it was developed. Other metrics have been developed to address biases associated with IF and are described. However, the question that needs to be addressed is whether impact factors are overused to evaluate the scientifc competency and productivity of individuals or institutions.
- Impact factor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research