The Assessment of Science: The Relative Merits of Post-Publication Review, the Impact Factor, and the Number of Citations

@inproceedings{EyreWalker2013TheAO,
  title={The Assessment of Science: The Relative Merits of Post-Publication Review, the Impact Factor, and the Number of Citations},
  author={Adam Eyre-Walker and N. Stoletzki},
  booktitle={PLoS biology},
  year={2013}
}
The assessment of scientific publications is an integral part of the scientific process. Here we investigate three methods of assessing the merit of a scientific paper: subjective post-publication peer review, the number of citations gained by a paper, and the impact factor of the journal in which the article was published. We investigate these methods using two datasets in which subjective post-publication assessments of scientific publications have been made by experts. We find that there are… CONTINUE READING

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