18.733 how is impact measured?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:04:16 +0100

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         Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 08:22:19 +0100I don't know nor understand
very well the impact factor measurement and so would like to ask these
questions to those of you who know more:

* is there only one way/one 'authority' to measure the impact factor of 1
document (say an article published by a scientific journal)? or there many

* would it be possible to create a false impact factor by a group of
authors routinely citing each other in every document they publish? not
even with the clear intention to obtain/produce a fake impact factor
measurement, but only because they 'usually cite each other' ?
         From: maurizio lana <m.lana_at_lett.unipmn.it>
         Subject: meaning of impact factor

many thanks for your help.

Maurizio Lana - ricercatore
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