PERSPECTIVES: In “The Quantified Scholar,” Professor Pardo-Guerra Reveals How Metrics Influence Scholarship

From “The Quantified Scholar provides a compelling account of how scores, metrics, and standardized research evaluations altered the incentives of scientists and administrators by rewarding forms of scholarship that were closer to established disciplinary canons. In doing so, research evaluations amplified publication hierarchies and longstanding forms of academic prestige that are part of scholarly vocations at the detriment of intellectual and organizational diversity. Slowly but surely, they reshaped academic departments, the interests of scholars, the organization of disciplines, and the employment conditions of scientists in the United Kingdom.” You can read the Introduction here.

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