Evolution of Science and Technology / Mokslo ir technikos raida, Vol 3, No 2 (2011)

Journal Impact Factor and Academic Ethics

Rimas Norvaiša


This article provides an overview of cases wherein the journal Impact Factor was manipulated; and attempts explaining the possible causes thereof. The discussion is focused on the Lithuanian scientific community with some parallels drawn to a similar situation in China. The article argues that certain science administration practices may undercut the self-governance of science based on academic ethics.

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-12-30

Keyword(s): Impact Factor; citation; academic ethics; causes of misconduct; science policy

DOI: 10.3846/est.2011.10

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