bims-librar Biomed news
on Biomedical Librarianship
Issue of 2018‒01‒28
two papers selected by
Thomas Krichel
Open Library Society


  1. Sci Eng Ethics. 2018 Jan 20.
    Liu W, Zhu J, Zuo C, Wang H.
      By following a recently published paper entitled "The effect of publishing a highly cited paper on a journal's impact factor: a case study of the Review of Particle Physics" in Learned Publishing, we argue that it is not suitable for journals to bid for the right to publish a review that is likely to be highly cited. A few suggestions are also provided to deal with the special case of the Review of Particle Physics phenomenon.
    Keywords:  Conflict of interest; Highly cited review; Journal impact factor; Review of Particle Physics
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-017-0016-y