Artigo em revista científica Q4
The impact factor as a legitimator of the scientific knowledge produced: a review of the literature
Tiago Lima Quintanilha (Quintanilha, T. L.); Gustavo Cardoso (Cardoso, G.);
Título Revista
JANUS.NET
Ano
2018
Língua
Inglês
País
Portugal
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Abstract/Resumo
The impact factor (IF) is perceived by all researchers and scientists as the main criterion in their publication strategies, in order to respond to the demands of the academic reward system that defines career progression and the allocation of funds for research. Through a review of published literature we aim to explore different limits and ranges associated with impact factor, according to academia. We also try to understand in which way the state of the art is evolving, as well as the features that point to ambiguous criteria inherent to the construct on which impact factor was established as the legitimising criteria of scientific knowledge production.
Agradecimentos/Acknowledgements
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Palavras-chave
Impact factor,Legitimacy,Scientific knowledge production,Citation metrics
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UID/SOC/03126/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia