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Research assessment using early citation information

Bruns, Stephan B.; Stern, David


Peer-review based research assessment, as implemented in Australia, the United Kingdom, and some other countries, is a very costly exercise. We show that university rankings in economics based on long-run citation counts can be easily predicted using early citations. This would allow a research assessment to predict the relative long-run impact of articles published by a university immediately at the end of the evaluation period. We compare these citation-based university rankings with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientometrics
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-1979-1
Access Rights: Open Access


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