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  • 1 Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, University of Granada, Campus Cartuja, 18071, Granada, Spain
  • | 2 Laboratory of Experimental Economics, University Jaume I, Avda. Sos Baynat s/n, 12071, Castellón, Spain
  • | 3 Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Vas. Pavlou & I. Metaxa, 15236, Penteli, Greece
  • | 4 Stranski-Laboratorium fur Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623, Berlin, Germany
  • | 5 Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology (IBRB), National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), 48 Vas. Constantinou Ave., 11635, Athens, Greece
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Abstract

We welcome the commentary by L. Egghe (Scientometrics, ) stimulating discussion on our recent article “Natural selection of academic papers” (NSAP) (Scientometrics, 85(2):553–559, ) that focuses on an important modern issue at the heart of the scientific enterprise—the open and continuous evaluation and evolution of research. We are also grateful to the editor of Scientometrics for giving us the opportunity to respond to some of the arguments by L. Egghe that we believe are inaccurate or require further comment.

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  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 1.210
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 106
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Computer Science Apllications
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  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
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Foundation
1978
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4
Issues
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)