Blogger Dan has a post at Bitesize Bio about a new journal ranking tool (a free one, to boot) that tallies up impact factors by taking into account the relative importance of each citation, rather than giving all citations equal weight. "After all, we naturally and automatically prioritize citations based on where they’re coming from," Dan writes.

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