Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Other quotes: citation metrics

Perhaps trying to find a single metric by which to evaluate authors is a quixotic endeavour at best. It is rather like the three blind men trying to identify an elephant while each feeling a different part of it: each metric is only able to describe a small part of the whole.

-Adam Finch

Volume 32, Issue 9, pages 744–747, September 2010

(Also, take a look at the Wikipedia entry on the blind men and an elephant)

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