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Scientific progress quantified
Scientists measure. Scientists count. Scientists quantify. It's what they do. It's their job. Yet, as Einstein has pointed out long ago "...[more]
metrics   impact factor   science   nature   
Posted on Thursday 23 July 2009 - 11:26:19

Is the scientific enterprise too big?

Today, I came across two very different but equally interesting and telling things to read. One was a letter from our funding agency (DFG) explaining why our main grant wasn't renewed and one was this ...[more]
metrics   science evaluation   data   journal rank   
Posted on Friday 31 August 2012 - 16:56:45

Measuring science progress is hard!
Nobody told me that yesterday was science metrics day, so of course I'm late with my take on how we ought to assess progress in science. sleep.png

In the best of all worlds, it would be clear to anyone what constitutes scientific ...[more]
science metrics   metrics   assessment   progress   
Posted on Tuesday 30 November 2010 - 18:31:00

Journal Impact Factors are silly and everybody knows it

I wasn't planning to write anything on Stephen Curry's latest piece on the negotiated, irreproducible and mathematically unsound Impact Factor sold by Thomson Reuters to gullible university administrators. I agree with m...[more]
impact factor   metrics   journals   science publishing   publishing   journal rank   
Posted on Tuesday 14 August 2012 - 11:36:21

DataCite workshop in Cologne

Today, I'm attanding a workshop in Cologne organized by and about DataCite. DataCite is an organization that helps make scientific data citable, as the name says (for instance by registering DOIs for data). I was invited...[more]
datacite   data level metrics   semantic web   linked open data   citations   metrics   
Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2012 - 15:23:48

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