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Why Metrics Cannot Measure Research Quality: A Response to the HEFCE Consultation

Blog The Disorder of Things is sharing a response to the call of the UK Higher Education Funding Concil about the use of metrics in research assessment.Are metrics (i.e. citation counts) useful for assessing “quality” (which is different from impact … Continue reading

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The problems and the blindness of peer review

A few days ago, I had reblogged a post at the Society and Space website about “the problems of peer review”. It is a very interesting piece, whose importance is primarily that of “disclosing” to the outside world some of … Continue reading

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The problems of peer review

This piece on the Society and Space website about “the problems of peer review” deserves prompt reblog, as it engages with issues that we at the YA blog are extremely interested about.

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Impact Factor (mania?)

Today, I would like to share some resources in order to bring to debate one of the mantra of contemporary academe, the Impact Factor (IF). The IF of a journal is «the average number of citations received per paper published … Continue reading

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