The number game: 7 Global trends in influence factor and other citation metrics

Understanding the citation patterns and the trends in the use of citation metrics is vital to gaining insights into the dynamic landscape of scholarly publishing. Read on to know whether influence factor will proceed to predominate scientific publication, what the latest global trends in citations are, and how citation patterns vary across disciplines and countries. As scientific literature proceeds to expand and become more accessible, the scientific community is placing enlargening importance on studying these trends to measure the influence of published research.  

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