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GI 💩MD, @UNC_SOM & @DukeU Alumnus, @NYULangone trained. Sports, politics, medicine, general commentary on current events. 🏳️‍🌈📍NYC
Oct 14, 2020 10 tweets 9 min read
Let’s talk about science and research for a second. Research journals are given a rating used to measure their importance based on citations. This is called an “Impact Factor”. An Impact Factor of >10 puts a journal near the top 1% of all cited journals. 1/x So a high Impact Factor journal is widely considered reputable by the general scientific/research/medical community. So when a high Impact Factor journal comes out with a statement, it should be taken seriously. 2/x