Journal Impact Factor Shapes Scientists’ Reward Signal in the Prospect of Publication

Last modified: May 19, 2017

The researchers show in this article that the journal impact factor not only affects the publication system, but it is in our system as well: the reward signal in the nucleus accumbens increases with higher impact factors.
 

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Title: Journal Impact Factor Shapes Scientists’ Reward Signal in the Prospect of Publication
Authors: Paulus FM, Rademacher L, Schäfer TAJ, Müller-Pinzler L, Krach S
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142537

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