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Publication impact factors; a measure of your paper's impact on your career, on your science, and on those who read your paper?

Jennifer Cobb, Kurt J. Marfurt and Ted Bakamjian
Publication impact factors; a measure of your paper's impact on your career, on your science, and on those who read your paper?
Interpretation (Tulsa) (May 2018) 6 (2): 1M-3M

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Abstract

All authors want their submitted papers to have maximum impact. Perhaps the greatest complement you can earn as an author is to have your paper cited by other authors whom you respect. The impact of your paper can be on your professional reputation, your company's ability to solicit customers and/or enlist partners, and if you are a university or government employee, on your yearly performance evaluation. For these reasons, authors sometimes consider journals' impact factors when deciding to which journal they will submit. Institutions often use impact factors when evaluating professors for tenure. Librarians often consider them when making subscription decisions. Where did impact factors originate, and what do these numbers really mean?


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Publication impact factors; a measure of your paper's impact on your career, on your science, and on those who read your paper?
Pages: 1M-3M
Published: 201805
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 9
Accession Number: 2019-006788
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201906
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