TitleJudicious Use of Journal Impact Factors and the Preservation of Our Fields of Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCardinal, BJ
JournalJournal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Pagination7 - 9
Date Published02/2013

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.