Quantitative metrics are of increasing importance in the evaluation of
scholarly research, as universities, governments and funding bodies try
to find ways of making their hiring, funding and investment decisions
according to measurable criteria. This has had a significant effect on
journals publishing, with ISI’s well-known Impact Factor quickly
brought into play as a ready-made indicator of the quality and
significance of a published piece of work. At pioneer-scientists we are determined to support our journal editors and publishing
partners in maximising citations to the articles they publish without
ever trying to ‘game’ the system, which can only compromise perceived
All the articles submitted for publication in Pioneer-scientists
are peer reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness.
Decision of the reviewers shall be final. Authors are solely responsible
for originality of the published work.