Over at the Scholarly Kitchen, Kent Anderson asks whether the scientific community is measuring the wrong things when assessing a researcher's productivity. While scientists are often judged by their "number of publications, number of citations, [and] impact factors of publication outlets," Anderson argues that "perhaps we should measure how many results have been replicated."

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