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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Journal Impact Factor: what - or who - makes a citable item?
In this article from The Scholarly Kitchen, Phil Davis makes a suggestion for an algorithm driven process in determining what makes an item citatable or not. The goal would be to remove human bias as much as possible in selecting what Thomson Reuters considers a citable item.
Citable items are part of the calculations used to create the Journal Impact Factor of academic publications.