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Bias against novelty in science: A cautionary tale for users of bibliometric indicators

Wang, Jian, Veugelers, Reinhilde and Stephen, Paula (2016) Bias against novelty in science: A cautionary tale for users of bibliometric indicators. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Novel breakthroughs in research can have a dramatic impact on scientific discovery but face some distinct disadvantages in getting wider recognition. Jian Wang, Reinhilde Veugelers, Paula Stephan present an overview of their findings which suggest an inherent bias in bibliometric measures against novel research. The bias is of particular concern given the increased reliance funding agencies place on classic bibliometric indicators in making funding and evaluation decisions.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 11:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70401

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