Tom Olijhoek: The Impact Factor: Past its Expiry Date

Until very recently the one way to measure the quality of a scientific article was by pre-publication peer-review and post-publication citation rates. …

Open Access is the future of scientific publishing, and as this future is near, the impact factor and Toll Access journals will soon become relics of the past.

In my view the impact factor has been flawed from the beginning, and the sooner we make the transition to open access and new forms of metrics, the better; better for science, better for citizens, better for companies, better for businesses,  better for countries and better for society as a whole.

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