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Comment: Citation Statistics

Sune Lehmann, Benny E. Lautrup, and Andrew D. Jackson

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We discuss the paper “Citation Statistics” by the Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research. In particular, we focus on a necessary feature of “good” measures for ranking scientific authors: that good measures must able to accurately distinguish between authors.

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Statist. Sci., Volume 24, Number 1 (2009), 17-20.

First available in Project Euclid: 8 October 2009

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Lehmann, Sune; Lautrup, Benny E.; Jackson, Andrew D. Comment: Citation Statistics. Statist. Sci. 24 (2009), no. 1, 17--20. doi:10.1214/09-STS285B.

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