While browsing one of my journals I encountered
an interesting contribution by Dan Scherson, editor
of a prestigious electrochemical journal mentioning
the use of “publication metrics” in relation to tenure
This challenged me to explore what new
professors are expected to produce to successfully
meet tenure criteria. University of Georgia
offered a clear view of expectations.
It might not be valid in ten years if Henry Rzepa’s
view of the future of chemical journals where
machines will be the most avid readers of articles.
The field of Pharmacy has weighed in on this topic
in a strong way in a recent review.
If you are deeply into this topic, the impact factor of
the impact factor for publication metrics is given in
an amazing publication.
But then there is always Calvin and Hobbes 1