New research evaluation indices may bring initial confusion, before the community finds its bearing in the new maze of alternative metrics. As quantum physicists well know, measuring a system ends up disturbing it. And changing the way we measure the outcome of research is currently ruffling many feather in the scientific community. Read more [...]
The impact of a stone falling at high speed in water represents, in a metaphoric way, the type of impact that scientists would like their ideas to have on research. Alternative metrics have emerged to weight the impact of researchers' work, almost in real time. They have become the object of scholarly study to help validate them.
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