2008-08-11: Citation Statistics

IMU has released, in cooperation with ICIAM and IMS, the report “Citation Statistics” which analyzes the use and misuse of citation data in the assessment of scientific research, see also IMU-Net 29b of June 2008 and the corresponding press release. The report discusses, in particular, the impact factor, the h-index and variants of these that are often employed to rank not only journals but also individuals, departments, or whole institutions and is available for republication.