The citations chase: A random researcher's view

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Abstract

The importance attached to citations as an indicator of academic excellence, prominence, impact, influence and the like is on the rise. This urgency can be termed “the citations chase.” Bibliometrics is the use of statistical methods to analyze publications or the science of citations, and activity in this area has grown considerably over the years. Citations statistics are produced, analyzed and discussed, sometimes ad nauseam. The dictum “publish or perish” has transcended into “be cited or perish.” Being published is simply not enough.
Original languageEnglish
NewspaperORMS Today
Volume6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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