Responsible #OpenAccess #research metrics
Has policy moved on since 2014?
… reduce emphasis on journal impact factors as a promotional tool, and only use them in the context of a variety of journal-based metrics that provide a richer view of performance.
… broader indicator set could include 5-year impact factor, EigenFactor, SCImago, editorial and publication times.
Publishers, with the aid of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), should encourage responsible authorship practices and the provision of more detailed information about the specific contributions of each author.
Publishers should also make available a range of article-level metrics to encourage a shift toward assessment based on the academic quality of an article rather than JIFs.