Mechanisms for (mis)allocating scientific credit

  title={Mechanisms for (mis)allocating scientific credit},
  author={Jon M. Kleinberg and Sigal Oren},
Scientific communities confer many forms of credit --- both implicit and explicit --- on their successful members, and it has long been argued that the motivation provided by these forms of credit helps to shape a community's collective attention toward different lines of research. The allocation of scientific credit, however, has also been the focus of long-documented pathologies: certain research questions are said to command too much credit, at the expense of other equally important… CONTINUE READING
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