Is citation analysis a legitimate evaluation tool?

@article{Chubin2005IsCA,
  title={Is citation analysis a legitimate evaluation tool?},
  author={D. Chubin and E. Garfield},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={91-94}
}
  • D. Chubin, E. Garfield
  • Published 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Scientometrics
  • A comprehensive discussion on the use of citation analysis to rate scientific performance and the controversy surrounding it. The general adverse criticism that citation counts include an excessive number of negative citations (citations to incorrect results worthy of attack), self-citations (citations to the works of the citing authors), and citations to methodological papers is analyzed. Included are a discussion of measurement problems such as counting citations for multiauthored papers… CONTINUE READING
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