Denkenberger comments on Futures of altruism special issue? - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Denkenberger 19 December 2016 01:03:05PM 1 point [-]

Thanks for the feedback-I have put some more description in.

Comment author: Linch 26 December 2016 07:12:38PM 0 points [-]

I wish I had a better idea of what an impact factor of 1.242 actually cashes out to, in terms of academic influence/prestige. (Though maybe me not knowing that is a good indication that I'm not the right target audience for this post!)

Comment author: Denkenberger 30 December 2016 04:09:29PM 0 points [-]

It means in the first five years, the average paper gets 1.242*5 ~6 citations. The citation rate generally increases in the first decade, and then falls off. So the average paper might get a few dozen citations. This is decent for a peer-reviewed journal. As I say in a comment here, the number of reads is likely much greater than the number of citations.