B – Impact factor for journal scientometrics

Guraya SY. Bandwagon of Impact Factor for journal scientometrics. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences 2013 April 25
(doi: 10.1016/j.tumed.2013.04.001)

This article describes the merits and demerits of the Impact Factor (IF) with details of misapplication and manipulation techniques. The IF cannot assess the quality of individual articles. For the evaluation of individual researchers, author-focused metrics, such as the h-index, are to be used. Researchers and publishers should seek a more reliable and accurate measure of journal scientometrics.