The Data Science Revolution: An Interview with Xiao-Li Meng
An interview with Xiao-Li Meng, Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, about the increasingly central role data science is playing in research and teaching, - and how journals, publishers, societies, and librarians fit in this emerging ecosystem.
What Researchers Think About the Culture They Work In: Quantitative Dataset
Here we present an anonymized version of the dataset that we collected in the quantitative phase of Wellcome's research on research culture. Additionally, we present a document detailing how the data was transformed to protect anonymity. We also present a flowchart that indicates how participants were guided to answer questions in the survey.
Citation metrics have value because they aim to make scientific assessment a level playing field, but urgent transparency-based adjustments are necessary to ensure that measurements yield the most accurate picture of impact and excellence. One problematic area is the handling of self-citations.