Acasă Articole RTR Cronica unui eşec academic anunţat: între Google Scholar şi indicele Hirsch

Cronica unui eşec academic anunţat: între Google Scholar şi indicele Hirsch


Abstract: The Romanian university system includes periodical or conjunctural evaluations. In most cases, the tools are given by the unanimously recognized bibliographic databases (Scopus and Web of Science) or by the debatable ones (Google Scholar). The latter, which is also the most accessed in such cases, represents the subject of an analysis in which not only the information selection criteria are challenged, but also the means of calculating the h-index. As a case study, the author analyses his own scientific works, thus revealing great discrepancies between the numbers obtained through the services provided by Google Scholar and the real numbers that exceed the former by more than half. This fact indicates an obvious disadvantage for a scholar who is evaluated through the aforementioned tools in which the analysis of the citations plays a key role. Moreover, the present paper shall also discuss other minuses of the higher education system in which certain individuals’ or certain institutions’ hunt for academic visibility has generated a series of chicaneries. The most often used are those that seek interdisciplinary collectives, in which one’s professional participation is minimal, but the professional prestige is maximal.

Keywords: Google Scholar, H-Index, Scientometric Bibliographic Databases, University Evaluation.

Citation suggestion: Popa, Cristian Ioan. “Cronica unui eşec academic anunţat: între Google Scholar şi indicele Hirsch”. Transilvania, no. 5 (2021): 76-87.


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