Publications and Impact Factor: Visibility = Quality?

The professional development of an university professor passes for the quantity of scientific production which is capable of publishing in high-impact journals. The most widespread classifications of journals based on their impact index are carried out annually by two well-known multinationals, which determine whether or not a journal is indexed on the basis of its articles`average number of annual citations.

In this article titled “Beyond the university sexenios’ business”, the author Enrique Javier Díez Gutiérrez,  analyze the consequences of this assesment system that is leading science to a “culture of citation”, and he casts doubt on that the article visibility is the only factor which must be considered to determine its scientific quality.

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