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Bornmann, Lutz; Haunschild, Robin – Research Evaluation, 2017
Bibliometrics is successful in measuring impact because the target is clearly defined: the publishing scientist who is still active and working. Thus, citations are a target-oriented metric which measures impact on science. In contrast, societal impact measurements based on altmetrics are as a rule intended to measure impact in a broad sense on…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Citations (References), Citation Analysis, Scientists
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Hammarfelt, Björn; Rushforth, Alexander D. – Research Evaluation, 2017
A researcher's number of publications has been a fundamental merit in the competition for academic positions since the late 18th century. Today, the simple counting of publications has been supplemented with a whole range of bibliometric indicators, which supposedly not only measures the volume of research but also its impact. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Economics Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection