Workshop: Bibliometrics / Rankometrics

18 11 2011

Image of silver starPresenter: Les Oxley, University of Canterbury

Full Title: A Workshop on “Rankometrics”: or what’s good and what’s downright dangerous about using bibliometrics

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5 responses

18 11 2011
Muhammad Anees

Discussion of Very High Worth

18 11 2011
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18 11 2011
Donald A R George

The “core” journals in economics appear to have surprisingly high Pi-Betas, which would seem to confirm Oswald’s findings (Oswald, A.J. (2006) An examination of the reliability of prestigious scholarly journals:evidence and implications for decision-makers. Economics Department Discussion
Paper, University of Warwick). Perhaps the economics profession should pay less attention to core journals when hiring, promotion and funding decisions are made.

18 11 2011

I agree. Publishing in a ‘great’ journal makes you look ‘great’ even if the paper is never cited, even by you or your coauthors. The other issue here is that hirers and assessors should be encouraged to actually read the papers and not just the CV. Research Assessment-type exercises have made it even more important that we do not use simple bibilometrics to assess (or promote) people – these sorts of events are far too important to leave to some simple algorithm that currently uses flawed data.

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