Sense and nonsense of bibliometrics

Keywords: 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.

Author Biography

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

University Lecturer, Principal Investigator

Published
2018-04-15
How to Cite
Aphalo, Pedro. 2018. “Sense and Nonsense of Bibliometrics”. UV4Plants Bulletin 2018 (1), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.19232/uv4pb.2018.1.10.
Section
Commentaries