# Zoran Skoda citations

### Citations and impact factors

Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics A report from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in cooperation with the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

This is a report about the use and misuse of citation data in the assessment of scientific research. The idea that research assessment must be done using “simple and objective” methods is increasingly prevalent today. The “simple and objective” methods are broadly interpreted as bibliometrics, that is, citation data and the statistics derived from them. There is a belief that citation statistics are inherently more accurate because they substitute simple numbers for complex judgments, and hence overcome the possible subjectivity of peer review. But this belief is unfounded.

Arnold-Fowler also prompted

The question how to balance the weight which in academic evaluation is taken by traditional publishing with less conventional forms of academic record (e.g. work exposed in blogs) is studied in

• Brian Lavoie, Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Constance Malpas, Jennifer Schaffner, The evolving scholarly record, A4 pdf, letter size pdf

Other

• David Crotty, Driving altmetrics performance through marketing — a new differentiator for scholarly journals?, the Scholarly Kitchen blog, Oct 2013, link
• Thorsten Gruber, Academic sell-out: how an obsession with metrics and rankings is damaging academia, Journal of marketing for higher education 24:2, 165–177, doi
• Donald Geman, Stuart Geman, Opinion: science in the age of selfies, PNAS 113 no. 34, 9384–9387, doi html