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The academic papers researchers regard as significant are not those that are highly cited

Borchardt, Rachel and Hartings, Matthew R. (2018) The academic papers researchers regard as significant are not those that are highly cited. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (14 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

For many years, academia has relied on citation count as the main way to measure the impact or importance of research, informing metrics such as the Impact Factor and the h-index. But how well do these metrics actually align with researchers' subjective evaluation of impact and significance? Rachel Borchardt and Matthew R. Hartings report on a study that compares researchers' perceptions of significance, importance, and what is highly cited with actual citation data. The results reveal a strikingly large discrepancy between perceptions of impact and the metric we currently use to measure it.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89905

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