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Time to Shake Things Up: Impact Factor Elimination & The Rise of Altmetrics

The field of scholarly publishing is both challenging and fascinating for many reasons, one being that it is essentially a technology-dependent industry, and technology evolves quickly. The rise of new web and social media-powered innovations such as Altmetrics have publishers, academic societies, independent journals, and researchers wondering: is it time to shake up the traditional journal impact factor metric? Many researchers and publishing professionals are responding with a resounding yes!

Below are two key industry changes for researchers to note about the evolving nature of this long-standing metric:

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