Citation system may encourage `banal' research

Coghlan, Andy
May 1991
New Scientist;5/11/81, Vol. 130 Issue 1768, p13
States that, according to a report prepared by Britain's Vice-Chancellors and Principals and the Universities Funding Council, a system of `performance indicators' for scientists may damage the quality of research done. Possible abandonment of long-term research in important areas; How Peter Collins of the Science and Engineering Policy Studies Unit prepared his report; Condemnation of citation analysis; More.


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