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29 APRIL 2012

Citations and impact factors are old hat: the Web 2.0 generation needs metrics to match today's scholarship

"As a young academic, I am reliably informed that the landscape of scholarly communication is not what it was 20 years ago. But, despite all that has changed, it seems that we still largely rely upon the same tired and narrow measures of quality and academic impact – namely, citation counts and journal impact factors.

As someone who has used the internet in almost every aspect of their academic work to date, it's hard for me to ignore the fact that these mechanisms, in predating the web, largely ignore its effects.

By holding up these measures as incentives, we appear to have our eye firmly fixed on the hammer and not the nail, adjusting our research habits in order to maximise scores and ignoring issues such as why we publish in the first place."

(Matthew Gamble, 28 July 2011, Times Higher Education)

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Simon Perkins
05 JANUARY 2009

Cross-disciplinary academic blogs

"Academic Blogs is a web resource for academic bloggers and their readers. Its intention is to provide an easily accessible listing of blogs by academics, as well as related resources. It builds upon and replaces Crooked Timber's list of academic blogs, as well as Daniel Solove's surveys of blogs by legal academics. The Managing Editor of Academic Blogs is Henry Farrell;"
(Henry Farrell)

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academicacademic blogsblogblogroll • Cliopatria • collaboration • Crooked Timber • cross-disciplinarydiscoveryenquiryinterdisciplinarity • Law Professor Blogger Census • praxisresearchtheory building

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Simon Perkins
20 JANUARY 2004

The Constellations publishing application: associative and dialogic

The Constellations publishing application is an instance of the Constellations Project. It is a structured repository whose organisational approach has been informed by an understanding of Mikhail Bakhtin''s Heteroglossia. In this way the application was an effort to facilitate the publication of user contributions through employing an associative and dialogic method. The Constellations application first went live in December 2003 and now represents the prototype for the post Web 2.0 Folksonomy version 1.0 and Folksonomy version 2.0 web applications.

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