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Impact factors and academic careers: insights from a postdoc perspective

The scientific publishing community is currently awaiting the announcements on new journal impact factors. With this in mind, a post-doc researcher has written a BioMed Central blog this week that considers the impact of these metrics on researcher’s careers.

In this blog, the author states: “A shift in attitude of the entire community is necessary; one where we aren’t required to have a Nature paper to secure funding. A change from the position we are currently in where, quite frankly, we feel we can’t afford to sacrifice our careers for the greater good.”.

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