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    Annals of Botany’s impact factor just increased to 4.03. If I listen carefully, I can hear the thousands of people who read this blog yawning. And indeed, why should you care? Although there are lots of criticisms of the way impact factors are calculated, and new ways of measuring the importance of journals and articles […] More

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    Rice finally makes impact!

    The Springer-published, peer-reviewed, economically entitled research journal Rice, which is devoted to… err… rice, has received its first Impact Factor (a metric by which journals are evaluated and ranked – rightly or wrongly!) for 2010 of 2.9. However, Rice, which offers ‘the world’s only high-quality serial [not cereal? – Ed.] publication for reporting current advances […] More