A Critical Look at the ResearchGate Score as a Measure of Scientific Reputation

  title={A Critical Look at the ResearchGate Score as a Measure of Scientific Reputation},
  author={Peter Kraker and Elisabeth Lex},
In this paper, we present an assessment of the ResearchGate score as a measure of a researcher’s scientic reputation. This assessment is based on well-established bibliometric guidelines for research metrics. In our evaluation, we nd that the ResearchGate Score has three serious shortcomings: (1) the score is intransparent and irreproducible, (2) the score incorporates the journal impact factor to evaluate individual researchers, and (3) changes in the score cannot be reconstructed. Therefore… Expand

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