Monitoring Metrics

FemaleScienceProfessor polls her readers who have published papers to decipher whether the majority of them collect their citation statistics regularly. "Mostly I am wondering how often we are checking on our own citation data, no matter what we think of the significance (or lack thereof) of these data," she writes.

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