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  • 1 Faculty of Engineering Technology, KHBO (Association K.U. Leuven), Zeedijk 101, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium
  • | 2 Department of Mathematics, K.U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, B-3001 Leuven (Heverlee), Belgium
  • | 3 Antwerp University (UA), IOIW, Venusstraat 35, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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Abstract

Vanclay's proposal (Vanclay (). Impact factor: outdated artefact or stepping-stone to journal certification? Scientometrics doi: 10.1007/s11192-011-0561-0) is discussed. We agree that a major overhaul is necessary: journal evaluation must be performed using instruments and not artefacts.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
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Foundation
1978
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)