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    John Fisher said:

    Nothing like IF to induce opinions. Very comforting to read that in your past life “I railed against their tyranny at another journal” and that your opinion remains the same. It was striking to then read that you are “really happy about” the IF for the journal that you are the Chief Editor and Associate publisher for. It is an admirable IF and one you are clearly proud of. Presumably IF as a journal statistic is also influenced by “home run” articles (to continue the baseball analogy), the same way Babe Ruth’s HR stats could make a baseball “team” possess a great seasonal HR record. None of this is new, but along with the congratulations for your journal, perhaps this particular post would benefit from a statement providing readers with a typical disclosure statement “(No/yes?) conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, are declared by the editor/blogger”.