Friday, November 6, 2009

A Citation Approach Fairer to Academics Outside the Sciences?

An article from the Times Higher Education (THE) website reports about an ongoing European project which is aimed at building a new citation approach that will be fairer in measuring performance in the humaninties and social sciences.

The traditional citation measurement approach involves tallying the number of times an academic article (usually journal articles) has been cited by peers. This method is often critized to be tilted against academics in the fields of humanties and social sciences.

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