How does the journal impact factor affect the CV of PhD students?

Fabian Sanchis‐Gomar

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  • Fabian Sanchis‐Gomar, 1The Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

In his editorial “Dear DORA”, Howy Jacobs commented on the recent San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) to address the misuse of the journal impact factor (IF) and discussed alternatives. DORA stipulates that the IF must not be used as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, or to assess an individual scientist's contributions in hiring, promotion and funding decisions. DORA and many other commentators, such as Howy Jacobs, therefore advocate the use of additional, alternative metrics and other measures to make a more fair and realistic judgment about the quality of a scientist's or …

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