Alberto Baccini, Giuseppe De Nicolao, and Eugenio Petrovich

Alberto Baccini (pictured) is full professor of Economics at the University of Siena, Italy. His main interests are in the field of scientometrics and history of economic thought. Giuseppe De Nicolao is full Professor of Systems and Control Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy. His main interests are in the field of system identification and data science applied to industrial and biomedical systems. Eugenio Petrovich is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Siena, Department of Economics and Statistics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Milan. His main research areas include scientometrics, philosophy of science, and computational history of philosophy.

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How Bibliometrics Incentivize Self-Citation

Using bibliometrics to measure and assess researchers has become increasingly common, but does implementing these policies therefore devalue the metrics they are based on? Here researchers present evidence from a study of Italian researchers revealing how the introduction of bibliometric targets has changed the way Italian academics cite and use the work of their colleagues.

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