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Beyond the Impact Factor

Mark Vrabel
ONF 2019, 46(2), 143-145 DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.143-145

The impact factor can undervalue the importance of smaller, specialized journals, and no single metric can serve as a perfect assessment of a journal’s value or worth. This article provides a brief overview of various publication metrics, including the Scopus CiteScore, Eigenfactor®, and Altmetric attention score, using examples from the Oncology Nursing Forum. It also addresses the use of the Oncology Nursing Forum as a resource for research and answering clinical questions.

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