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Following the impact factor: Utilitarianism or academic compliance?

Hall, C. M. and Page, S.J., 2015. Following the impact factor: Utilitarianism or academic compliance? Tourism Management, 51, 309-312.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2015.05.013


The use of impact factors has grown substantially in academia and publishing far beyond their original intended use. They are now used extensively in academic and research assessments as well as in the promotion of journals, publishers, institutions and individuals. The implications of such metricisation for understandings of research quality are discussed as well as for research strategies, the commercialisation of academic publishing, the disciplining of academic knowledge and publishing strategies, knowledge development and the further neoliberalisation of higher education. The paradoxes and problems of current and potential future directions are discussed including with respect to the development of open access publications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Academic capitalism ; Academic publishing ; Competitiveness ; Google scholar ; Journal metrics ; Scopus ; Web of science
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:22963
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Dec 2015 14:06
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:54


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