Jeroen Bosman , Utrecht University: Do not see these impact factors as absolute numbers. Just compare journals, but only within a discipline. Cross discipline comparison is not valid. But what is more important: submit to journals that are on your topic and have good visibility, preferable open access journals. Impact factors are not made to judge individual papers or researchers. Source: Bosman, Jeroen. (2013). Re: How much impact factor range comes in the range of good journal?. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_much_impact_factor_range_comes _in_the_range_of_good_journal/5270d1cbd039b1771e8b4764/citation/download.