On the utility of impact factors

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ryan_m
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On the utility of impact factors

Here is a discussion on the utility/futility of journal impact factors as they relate to bioinformatics journals and young journals.

http://www.nodalpoint.org/2006/11/01/bioinformatics_impact_factors

Any thoughts from the scientist solutions crowd?

marcus muench
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I think IF are a useful tool,

I think IF are a useful tool, but if they are the only thing your basing your conclusion on then you can go terribly wrong.