Maintaining Scholarly Integrity in the Age of Bibliometrics
Journal of Legal Education (Forthcoming, 2019)
22 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 12, 2019
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
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