On Impact Factors and article quality

I just found this quote:

Thus, while it is incorrect to say that the impact factor gives no information about individual papers in a journal, the information is surprisingly vague and can be dramatically misleading.

(Adler et al. 2008)

The report is a very critical discussion about the use and abuse of impact factors and the h-index.

Adler, R., J. Ewing, et al. (2008). Citation Statistics : A report from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in cooperation with the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research. 26p. http://www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/IMU/Report/CitationStatistics.pdf

Hattip: Sidi

Citation analysis for research evaluation

Tomorrow, I am about to give a course on citation analysis for research evaluation. This powerpoint is the mainstay for the morning, but the course is open to any suggestions. It differs only in little details from the course given at the start of this year. The most exciting change came from Scimago, which I only discovered yesterday but has already been included in the exercises.