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Bibliometrics at large – the role of metrics beyond academia

Petrovich, Eugenio (2022) Bibliometrics at large – the role of metrics beyond academia. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (04 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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The role of bibliometrics, such as impact factors and h-indices, in shaping research has been well documented. However, what function do these measures have beyond the institutional contexts in which, for better or worse, they were designed? Commenting on a study of bibliometrics in the Italian press, Eugenio Petrovich, shows how these numbers play important roles in mediating academic research in the public sphere.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2022 11:15
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 11:15

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