Point of View article published in "Learned Publishing"
Publication dates seem to have become meaningless. We could buy
books at Christmas 2011 with the publication date 2012. In November
2011 we already received journal issues of February 2012.
Presenting us with false publication dates is not only annoying
when it comes to determining intellectual priority or when we try
to compile correct bibliographies, but for most academic journals,
it also conveniently leads to an increase of the Journal Impact
Factor. This has been exposed in a recently published open-access
Point of View article in Learned
Publishing, authored by Frank Krell.
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