[LIS-Forum] Impact Factor

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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:52:56 +0530
From: Amit Thapar <amitt at niper.ac.in>


The paper highlights role of impact factor as Garfield's major contribution
in the field of bibliometrics. Defies impact factor and discusses the
criteria fixed for calculating impact factor. Informs the manner in which
impact factor can be represented mathematically. Highlights features, uses
and role of impact factor in evaluation of research output of CSIR
scientists. Lastly, informs about Normalized Impact Factor, a variant of the
impact factor.


Amit Thapar

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