Sense and nonsense of bibliometrics

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https://doi.org/10.19232/uv4pb.2018.1.10

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bibliometrics, read statistics, ResearchGate, researcher performance assessment, research impact

Abstract

What is the meaning of record-breaking read statistics in ResearchGate? Do only articles in Nature and Science achieve "top-listings"? Or is there something else behind the statistics? Can such statistics be trusted for assessment of performance? This questions are considered in relation to a real example case of a top-ranked paper written by the author.

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Pedro J. Aphalo, ViPS, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

University Lecturer, Principal Investigator

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2018-04-15

How to Cite

Aphalo, P. J. (2018) “Sense and nonsense of bibliometrics”, UV4Plants Bulletin. Helsinki, Finland, 2018(1), pp. 11-14. doi: 10.19232/uv4pb.2018.1.10.

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