Schlagwort-Archive: impact factor

“If the workforce is classified as either superstars or failures, cumulative scholarship is lost”

Citation from a book review by Sugimoto where the review is better. than the original

Science does not happen in a vacuum. It is a social and intellectual institution, rooted in historical, economic and political contexts. Underplaying these elements has grave con- sequences. Ultimately, Wang and Barabási deliver a dispatch from an era that assumed that science was a meritocracy – despite ample evidence to the contrary.

Science success sucks (sometimes)

Leo at zenhabits has a great new piece:

Why I don’t care about success. ‘Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.’ (Albert Einstein)
A lot of people in my field write about how to be successful, but I try to avoid it. It’s just not something I believe is important. Now, that might seem weird: what kind of loser doesn’t want to be successful?
Me. I’m that loser. Science success sucks (sometimes) weiterlesen