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Scientific Search Engines Are Getting More Powerful | WIRED
Excellent, historically-aware explainer. DOES NOT explain the Big Deal, however.
658  openaccess  samizdat  bigdeal  bibliometrics 
december 2017 by dsalo
Variations in Databases Used to Assess Academic Output and Citation Impact — NEJM
Lousy metadata means inaccurate assessment of faculty output. WHOODATHUNKIT.
bibliometrics  658 
june 2017 by dsalo
BishopBlog: Journals without editors: What is going on?
Another Elsevier scam journal. Citation gaming via self-citation.
658  scams  bibliometrics  elsevier 
february 2015 by dsalo
PLOS ONE: Rising Publication Delays Inflate Journal Impact Factors
Another way to game impact factor: delay print publication so the citations pile up, b/c JIF is calculated from print publication date. Clever. Evil.
658  bibliometrics 
november 2014 by dsalo
To some a citation is worth $3 per year | Bits of DNA
Another way to game rankings: hire a crapload of highly-cited adjuncts. Disgusting.
658  bibliometrics 
november 2014 by dsalo
Egyptian British Biological Society
Sad story of JIF: perfectly good journal shuts down because it publishes 10 articles/yr, and to get an IF you have to publish 20.
november 2014 by dsalo
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