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Re: PLOS One

There is, of course, no silver lining for which there isn't a 
cloud.  One's first thought on seeing that the impact factor of 
PLoS One has increased (marginally, statistically 
insignificantly?) is naturally that this is the start of a 

But surely Phil's hypothesis is testable.  Is it the case that a 
fall in Immediacy Index for a growing journal leads to a fall in 
impact factor? Hundreds of journals have been launched in the 
past decade - won't the answer be in the data.  I look forward to 
seeing the analysis.


On 29 Jun 2011, at 04:15, Joseph Esposito wrote:

> Intriguing blog post by Phil Davis at the Scholarly Kitchen.
> Here is the link:
> http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2011/06/28/plos-ones-2010-impact-factor/
> The argument is that PLOS One's impact factor may be in slow
> decline. Phil's reasoning is subtle and I won't try to reproduce
> it here.
> There will be a lot of comments about this one.
> Joe Esposito