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Q-Index

Ok, we all know about h-index nowadays. Here is another index, which, according to the authors of this paper [1], published in Science, measures individual scientific impact. This is now Q-index, which not only predicts h-index and cumulative citations, but … Continue reading

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The top 100 papers

Very interesting facts about the most cited papers in the history of science: The exercise revealed some surprises, not least that it takes a staggering 12,119 citations to rank in the top 100 — and that many of the world’s … Continue reading

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The Slow Science Manifesto

THE SLOW SCIENCE MANIFESTO We are scientists. We don’t blog. We don’t twitter. We take our time. Don’t get us wrong—we do say yes to the accelerated science of the early 21st century. We say yes to the constant flow of peer-review … Continue reading

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A few links

We Pretend to Teach, They Pretend to Learn The Best and the Brightest Still Fill Our Universities Google Scholar Wins Raves—But Can It Be Trusted?

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Two URLs

Peter Higgs: I wouldn’t be productive enough for today’s academic system Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today’s academic system because he would not be considered “productive” … Continue reading

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Peer review system, open access, and everything else

Here are a few links to interesting posts: Who’s afraid of peer review? Opinion on the link above: I confess, I wrote the Arsenic DNA paper to expose flaws in peer-review at subscription based journals “Open access spam” and how journals … Continue reading

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And again about the impact factors

To correct distortions in the evaluation of scientific research, DORA aims to stop the use of the “journal impact factor” in judging an individual scientist’s work. The Declaration states that the impact factor must not be used as “a surrogate measure of … Continue reading

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