publication . Preprint . 2011

Citation analysis cannot legitimate the strategic selection of excellence

Opthof, Tobias; Leydesdorff, Loet;
Open Access English
  • Published: 13 Feb 2011
Abstract
In reaction to a previous critique(Opthof & Leydesdorff, 2010), the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in Leiden proposed to change their old "crown" indicator in citation analysis into a new one. Waltman et al. (2011)argue that this change does not affect rankings at various aggregated levels. However, CWTS data is not publicly available for testing and criticism. In this correspondence, we use previously published data of Van Raan (2006) to address the pivotal issue of how the results of citation analysis correlate with the results of peer review. A quality parameter based on peer review was neither significantly correlated with the two parameter...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer Science - Digital Libraries, Physics - Physics and Society
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