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Indicators as judgment devices: An empirical study of citizen bibliometrics in research evaluation

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A researcher's number of publications has been a fundamental merit in the competition for academic positions since the late 18th century. Today, the simple counting of publications has been supplemented with a whole range of bibliometric indicators, which supposedly not only measures the volume of research but also its impact. In this study, we investigate how bibliometrics are used for evaluating the impact and quality of publications in two specific settings: biomedicine and economics. Our ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/reseval/rvx018

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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Care Sciences
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Research Evaluation Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
169-180
Publication date:
2017-05-20
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EISSN:
1471-5449
ISSN:
0958-2029
Pubs id:
pubs:724422
URN:
uri:cac0d06d-d23a-4248-9b3d-48c04ca6c744
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uuid:cac0d06d-d23a-4248-9b3d-48c04ca6c744
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pubs:724422
Paper number:
3

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