Editorial

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By Stuart Macdonald

Prometheus has never had any truck with the citation counts and journal impact factors which are supposed to reveal which are the very best journals and, by implication, the very best papers with the very best authors. Nor has Prometheus any time for h-indices and the myriad of other statistical convolution purporting to identify academic excellence. They have no reputable purpose and are damaging to scholarly endeavour, particularly as they can all be gamed. Competitive higher education expects academics to game the indicators of academic performance, and the greater the gaming, the more yet further gaming is required to remain competitive. Do any academics write without an eye to performance measures?

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Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
Volume 37, Issue 3
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