Qualifying the performance evaluation of Big Science beyond productivity, impact and costs

@article{Heidler2015QualifyingTP,
  title={Qualifying the performance evaluation of Big Science beyond productivity, impact and costs},
  author={Richard Heidler and Olof Hallonsten},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={104},
  pages={295-312}
}
The use of quantitative performance measures to evaluate the productivity, impact and quality of research has spread to almost all parts of public R&D systems, including Big Science where traditional measures of technical reliability of instruments and user oversubscription have been joined by publication counts to assess scientific productivity. But such performance assessment has been shown to lead to absurdities, as the calculated average cost of single journal publications easily may reach… CONTINUE READING