Beware the tyranny of impact factors

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Feb;90(2):125-6. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.90B2.20258.


The application and interpretation of the impact factor of a journal is fraught with problems, some of which are explored in this editorial.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Bibliometrics*
  • Editorial Policies
  • Humans
  • Journalism, Medical / standards*