Publication Impact Factors

Lee Hadden writes: " Jerald L Schnoor, editor of the ACS' Environmental Science and
Technology, has an editorial in this month's March 1, 2003, edition, page
79A, on the impact of selected articles in magazines.
Regretfully, the article does not discuss the need for excellent
indexing and free article accessibility to help with the impact factor.
Those articles which don't get indexed and which are hidden behind high
access costs, often don't get the impact they deserve. Other articles,
perhaps less important but marketed better, often get undeserved impact
numbers.
Read more about it in This PDF."

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