Impact factor 2.0: a name can be everything
Article In Press
Volume 110, Issue 1, Pages 25–26
David R. Meldrum, M.D.
The impact factor (IF 1.0) hasn't been updated in the more than six decades since it was first suggested in 1955. Today there is a broad consensus that it is an inaccurate and misleading indicator for its intended purpose to rank journal quality. This Inklings argues for a long overdue update to IF 2.0 by using existing calculations and a simple conversion to familiar digits.