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Bibliometrics: Use and Abuse in the Review of Research Performance
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Number of Authors: 3
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Over recent decades, the strong expansion of the number of researchers, the even stronger growth in the number of publication outlets, and managerial expansion have put heavy pressure on the peer-review system. Bibliometrics, which have been made possible by information technology, have increasingly become the yardstick for quality, a development which has been widely criticized by researchers. Biased meauring systems seemed to replace quality judgements, and the multiplication of evaluation work is even said to hamper scientific progress. In this volume, specialists from various disciplines criticize the mechanical use of uniquely metric assessment methods, which all have inherent systematic biases, and plead for the use of multidimensioned tools. This book is based on the presentations and discussions at a symposium that was arranged jointly by the Academia Europaea and the Wenner-Gren Foundations and held in Stockholm in late May 2013. An online version of this book is available at http://www.portlandpress.com/pp/books/

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London: Portland Press, 2014.
, Wenner-Gren International Series, Vol. 87
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233649ISBN: 978-1-85578-195-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-233649DiVA: diva2:753392
Available from: 2014-10-07 Created: 2014-10-07 Last updated: 2014-10-20

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