Citation Indicators in Transition: Sharpening our insight into science requires more than refining existing citation indicators

Dave Kochalko of takes us through key presentations from the STI 2018 conference that clearly demonstrate the littering of crevasses in citation metrics—knowledge gaps, research not counted, or biases not accounted for. The blogpost points to how scientometrics research, and new technologies like blockchain can be the foundations for a long overdue reworking of science metrics.

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The Busiest Researchers Ever! The Decentralized Web & Ending the Culture of Misguided Metrics in Science

Caption: ‘International System of Units’. The SI base units: Symbol, Name, Quantity. A ampere electric current. k kelvin temperature. s second time. m metre length. kg kilogram mass. cd candela luminous intensity. mol mole amount of substance. Wikipedia.

Karmen Condic-Jurkic looks at a reboot for academic knowledge infrastructures with the decentralized web as a thought catalyst for making science in new ways: to disseminate knowledge faster and more easily; and to call for a clean start on metrics for making better research by rewarding—best practice, scientific integrity, or to steer research to be socially relevant for example with experiments in tokenomics.

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