Robin Chin Roemer of the University of Washington and Rachel Borchardt of American University, authors of the book Meaningful Metrics: A 21st- Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact, talk to Inside Higher Ed about different research assessment tools like altmetrics. But here Robin speaks about the traditional Journal Impact Factor.
Journal Impact Factor remains a commonly-used metric. What's wrong with it? What do newer approaches have to offer?