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Research Impacts Using Citation Metrics
Errors on citing papers can lead to separate entries and missed counts.
Author and institutional naming inconsistencies can lead to separate entries and missed
Different databases use different sources to generate data and some are more
comprehensive than others.
Tools are skewed towards the STEM (science, technology, engineering and medicine)
communities of scholars.
Citations do not measure the number of readings of a work.
Citations are not the only indicators of the importance of a work.
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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) has generated a lot of
discussion since it was launched by the American Society for Cell Biology in December 2012.
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