Nefarious Numbers

Douglas N Arnold, Kristine K Fowler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We investigate the journal impact factor, focusing on the applied mathematics category. We discuss impact factor manipulation and demonstrate that the impact factor gives an inaccurate view of journal quality, which is poorly correlated with expert opinion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-437
JournalNotices of the American Mathematical Society
StatePublished - Mar 2011


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