yagnyavalkya

Quantitative measurement of contribution to science is a debated topic

I had written a letter in a journal "Current Science" (http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/) entitled "Impact factor: Is it dragging science off course?" - "http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/dec102005/1782a.pdf

Impact factors of journals keep changing

There a few things I see in this case

What is the role of a particular article in increasing the impact factor of the journal

Like for example if one publishes in a journal with x IF then in a few years time the IF of the journal is much higher than X. Can we come up with a formula to actually calculate and quantify the contribution of a particular article to the increase in the IF of the journal

I had written a letter in a journal "Current Science" (http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/) entitled "Impact factor: Is it dragging science off course?" - "http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/dec102005/1782a.pdf

Impact factors of journals keep changing

There a few things I see in this case

What is the role of a particular article in increasing the impact factor of the journal

Like for example if one publishes in a journal with x IF then in a few years time the IF of the journal is much higher than X. Can we come up with a formula to actually calculate and quantify the contribution of a particular article to the increase in the IF of the journal