Sense and nonsense of bibliometrics

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


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

How to Cite
Aphalo, Pedro J. 2018. “Sense and Nonsense of Bibliometrics”. UV4Plants Bulletin 2018 (1), 11-14.