|Title||Judicious Use of Journal Impact Factors and the Preservation of Our Fields of Study|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance|
|Pagination||7 - 9|
This article comments on the judicious use of journal impact factors. It aims to preserve our fields of study within the context of increased scholarly scrutiny and the hierarchical structures inherent in academia. It concludes by recommending actions for JOPERD, other journals in the field, and the producers and evaluators of scholarship.