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Citation analysis cannot legitimate the strategic selection of excellence

@article{Opthof2011CitationAC,
  title={Citation analysis cannot legitimate the strategic selection of excellence},
  author={Tobias Opthof and Loet Leydesdorff},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2011},
  volume={abs/1102.2569}
}
In reaction to a previous critique(Opthof & Leydesdorff, 2010), the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in Leiden proposed to change their old "crown" indicator in citation analysis into a new one. Waltman et al. (2011)argue that this change does not affect rankings at various aggregated levels. However, CWTS data is not publicly available for testing and criticism. In this correspondence, we use previously published data of Van Raan (2006) to address the pivotal issue of how the… 

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