Impact factor statistics and publication practice: What can we learn? (Editorial)

Taborsky, Michael (2007). Impact factor statistics and publication practice: What can we learn? (Editorial). Ethology, 113(1), pp. 1-8. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01329.x

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Peer review procedures and citation statistics are important yet often neglected components of the scientific publication process. Here I discuss fundamental consequences of such quality measures for the scientific community and propose three remedial actions: (1) use of a ''Combined Impact Estimate'' as a measure of citation statistics, (2) adoption of an open reviewing policy and (3) acceleration of the publication process in order to raise the reputation of the entire discipline (in our case: behavioural science). Authors, reviewers and editors are invited to contribute to the improvement of publication practice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Behavioural Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Taborsky, Michael

ISSN:

0179-1613

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:58

Last Modified:

30 Jul 2019 11:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01329.x

Web of Science ID:

000243506700001

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25160 (FactScience: 56047)

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