The academic papers researchers regard as significant are not those that are highly cited

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"For many years, academia has relied on citation count as the main way to measure the impact or importance of research, informing metrics such as the Impact Factor and the h-index. But how well do these metrics actually align with researchers’ subjective evaluation of impact and significance? Rachel Borchardt and Matthew R. Hartings report on a study that compares researchers’ perceptions of significance, importance, and what is highly cited with actual citation data. The results reveal a strikingly large discrepancy between perceptions of impact and the metric we currently use to measure it."


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Tags: oa.impact oa.altmetrics oa.surveys oa.chemistry oa.metrics

Date tagged:

05/14/2018, 08:37

Date published:

05/14/2018, 04:37