“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).
Thursday, 11 October 2012
The crystal ball?
A Northwestern University study claims to have a devised a formula that can
predict if scientists will become future stars. It considers factors that
contribute to a scientist’s trajectory including the number of articles
written, the current h-index,
the years since publishing the first article, the number of distinct journals
one has published in and the number of articles in high impact
journals. Useful or dangerous?