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Scientific work is largely evaluated using bibliometric data, such as the number of publications or citations. Although these are often imposed externally, for example by funding agencies, the community has internalized them. But it is questionable whether bibliometric data can give a good rating of scientists’ performance or an accurate measure of a work’s importance.
Železný, J. Why competition is bad for science. Nat. Phys. 19, 300 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-01970-3