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Consider the journal impact factor

Some people use the journal impact factor as an indication of how they can make an impact in a high profile journal and thus, indirectly, to measure the impact of their research on a certain target group.

Journal impact factors are computed as the average number of times all articles in a journal are cited and thus are more an indicator of the journal's impact than the impact of the articles in the journal or of the authors of the articles. There are highly cited articles in journals with a low impact factor and, likewise, there are articles in journals with a high impact factor which are never cited.

Journal impact factors are more applicable in some research fields than in others. 

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