Parallel worlds of citable documents and others: Inflated commissioned opinion articles enhance scientometric indicators

  title={Parallel worlds of citable documents and others: Inflated commissioned opinion articles enhance scientometric indicators},
  author={Petr Heneberg},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  • P. Heneberg
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • History
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
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