Talk:Impact factor

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rename to Impact Factor (capitalized)[edit]

this is a proprietary product, not synonymous with citation impact metric. I'd like also to use {{Italic title}}. Fgnievinski (talk) 03:10, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Not even TR uses "Impact FactorTM" or something like that. It's not a product, it's an index proposed by Garfield decades ago and before ISI (now TR) started publishing the JCR. It's not the title of a book, journal, or film or something like that, so italicizing is not warranted either. --Randykitty (talk) 09:27, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
The article is confusing TR's IF with generic citation impact metrics. IF is calculated exclusively by Thomson-Reuters. There are links across WP linking to IF when they should be linking to citation impact instead. IF is just the most famous incarnation of this generic concept. I'll continue this discussion here: Template talk:Infobox journal#Eigenfactor?. Fgnievinski (talk) 19:06, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

external link[edit]

It seems to be quite hard to get to a nice list of journals with their impact factors. A very good external link would be http://admin-apps.webofknowledge.com/JCR/JCR If there is no reason against it, I would like to add this to the external link section, so that one can easily find this nice listing. Any reason against it or comments an that before I add it? 134.60.31.73 (talk) 11:48, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes, there's a very good reason against it. You're accessing this link from a university (according to a whois of your IP) that apparently has a subscription to the JCR. Try clicking it at home and see what happens... --Randykitty (talk) 12:18, 19 June 2015 (UTC)