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When the meaning of key terms is incompatible in competing taxonomies, a revolution might occur in the field by which the established taxonomy is replaced with another. Since the key term "impact" in scientometrics seems to undergo a taxonomic change, a revolution might be taking place at present: Impact is no longer defined as impact on science alone (measured by citations), but on all sectors of society (e.g. economics, culture, or politics). In this Short Communication, we outline that thedoi:10.1007/s11192-016-2200-2 pmid:28239207 pmcid:PMC5306086 fatcat:b7fyw23qufcdtjvnvs4672zes4