"A Review of Theory and Practice in Scientometrics" -- preprint available

TV Gopal gopal at ANNAUNIV.EDU
Sun Feb 1 02:43:11 EST 2015

Dear Dr. Loet Leydesdorff,

As you would appreciate, it is long hard way ahead for arriving at a
comprehensive understanding on the efficacy of Scientometrics.

I have read the paper by Dahler-Larsen you have cited in the post.

"It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false
standards of measurement - that they seek power, success and wealth for
themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of
true value in life."                - Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its

Attached please find the article by Dr. T Ramasami which I quoted from in my
earlier post. 


I am sorry, I could retrieve the article only in this form. Please note
that, I have served as the Honorary Chief Editor of CSI Communications
between January 2005 - March 2011.


We need to ask the question:

What are the conditions when "Peer Review with perceptions" is comparable to
"Parameter Linked Judgment" ?

Your thoughts...

Warmest Regards

Gopal T V
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:01:24 +0100, Loet Leydesdorff <loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET>

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>Dear TV Gopal,
>Thank you so much for your encouragement and admonition.
>Some Observations:
>A review on how the Scientometrics have been influencing the Science
>Administration, Business and Economy may be very useful. This may be a
>sequel to your paper.
>This would be nice: one should probably have a political-science background
>for writing this thoroughly. You probably now the work of Peter
>Dahler-Larsen who gave a keynote at the conference in Sep. 14 in Leiden. For
>Dahler-Larsen, P. (2014). Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators:
>Getting beyond unintended consequences. Public Management Review, 16(7),
>I am aware of the critique of the impact factor and noted by Balaram's piece
>in Current Science. :)
>Best wishes,

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