References and further reading

Amin, M. and Mabe, M. 2000. Impact factors: use and abuse. Perspectives in Publishing,1(1), pp.1-6.

Brumback. R.A. 2008. Worshiping false idols: the impact factor dilemma. Journal of Child Neurology, 23(4), pp.365-367.

Garfield, E. 2005. The agony and the ecstasy – the history and meaning of the journal impact factor. Paper presented at the International Congress on peer review and biomedical publications, Chicago, September 16th, 2005. Available from: [Accessed 25 February 2011].

Ketefian, S. and Freda, M.C. 2009. Impact factors and citation counts: A state of disquiet. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(6), pp.751-752.

Not so deep impact (Editorial). 2005. Nature, 435(7045), pp.1003-1004.

Reedijk, J. and Moed, H.F. 2008. Is the impact of journal impact factors decreasing? Journal of Documentation, 64(2), pp.183-192.

Rosenstreich, D. Wooliscroft. B. 2009. Measuring the impact of accounting journals using Google Scholar and the g-index. The British Accounting Review, 41(4), pp.227-239.

Smith, R. 2006. Commentary: the power of the unrelenting impact factor – is it a force for good or harm? International Journal of Epidemiology, 35(5), pp. 1129-1130.

Tobin, M.J. 2004. Thirty years of impact factor and the journal. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 171(4), pp.351-352.

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