Currently there is a lot of discussion surrounding high impact journals and how they are ruining science and are the actual carrier of the Zika virus and that no one should publish there (even though everyone still does). These normally
I believe that ‘high impact journals’ have as much impact as you’d like them to have. Much like donald trump (let’s not capitalise that), or beetlejuice, the importance of these figures is based upon airtime and only in a certain context.
When we talk about ‘high impact’ in science, we are really talking about two related, but distinct entities. The intuitive meaning refers to scientific research that dramatically improves or changes our understanding of any given topic. This may involve using