Maintaining Scholarly Integrity in the Age of Bibliometrics

22 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2019 Last revised: 16 Dec 2019

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Andrew T. Hayashi

University of Virginia School of Law

Gregory Mitchell

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: December 16, 2019

Abstract

As quantitative measures of scholarly impact gain prominence in the legal academy, we should expect institutions and scholars to engage in a variety of tactics designed to inflate the apparent influence of their scholarly output. We identify these tactics and identify countermeasures that should be taken to prevent this manipulation. The rise of bibliometrics poses a significant risk to the scholarly endeavor but, with foresight, we can maintain scholarly integrity in the age of bibliometrics.

Keywords: legal education, citation studies, law school rankings

Suggested Citation

Hayashi, Andrew T. and Mitchell, Gregory, Maintaining Scholarly Integrity in the Age of Bibliometrics (December 16, 2019). Journal of Legal Education (Forthcoming, 2019), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-40, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2019-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3419054

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Gregory Mitchell

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