Are the metrics for academic success changing?

The term “Publish or perish” is well known, and in part comes from seeing that those who publish more, tend to receive more as well. Volume counts. This skews incentives, leading to shortcuts and outright fraud. Will this ever change? In a recent article...

Bibliometrix and biblioshiny – R packages

Bibliometric analysis is taking off, fueled by increasingly easy to use software. While R can have a daunting learning curve, there are some great packages available for those interested. One is Bibliometrix. The command line side of it offers some great flexibility...

What to do when, for a successful academic career

The requirements to get a job in academia, change depending on the stage of ones career. This article sums up what is commonly required at the different stages. I found it interesting that there is no mention of teaching, though this may be because in the USA, one is...