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Metrics Literacies: On the State of the Art of Multimedia Scholarly Metrics Education

Isabelle Dorsch; Alyssa Jeffrey; Sanam Ebrahimzadeh; Lauren A. Maggio; Stefanie Haustein

Scholarly metrics, such as h-index or impact factor, are widely applied in academic tenure and funding decisions but often inappropriately. The quantification of research impact has created a pressure to publish that harms all scholarly disciplines by creating adverse effects, such as plagiarism, gratuitous self-citation, and honorary authorship. The Metrics Literacies project led by Prof. Stefanie Haustein aims to reduce the misuse of metrics and adverse effects by improving the understanding and use of scholarly metrics in academia through the development, testing, and dissemination of multimedia resources. This poster shows the current state of the art on the project.

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