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October 03, 2007

Another point of view

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): The Mismeasurement of Science

Librarians have long identified the problems and weaknesses of citation analysis and journal impact factors. In this post, the pseudonymous GrrlScientist provides a detailed summary of "The Mismeasurement of Science" by Peter A. Lawrence. Current Biology 17(15):R583-R585, an article on the same subject by a zoologist and professor at the University of Cambridge.

Posted by janeblum at October 3, 2007 10:50 AM

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