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Is the impact factor really useful for judging the quality of a journal article?

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I have seen that in term of citation of an article you will notice that in most of the cases that an article has been cited many times by author himself in his other research articles or by his students and sometime by his/her colleagues without attaching any real importance of citation. The geographical location of citation also does matter, suppose for an example, if author from certain country receives 10 citation from 10 different countries then these 10 citations would be more important than 10 citations from single country.