ERIC Number: EJ673372
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Ethical Considerations in Citing Scientific Literature and Using Citation Analysis in Evaluation of Research Performance.
Kotiaho, Janne S.
Journal of Information Ethics, v11 n2 p10-16 Fall 2002
Examines possible sources of bias in the citation process and discusses consequences they may have on researchers. Discusses subjective and biased choice of citations; whether to cite reviews or original publications; citation errors; and whether citation analysis is a good measure of quality. Concludes citation analysis may be far from ideal way of assessing research quality, but there are no better methods currently available. (AEF)
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Publications, Research, Scholarly Writing, Scientific Research, Writing for Publication
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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