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Metrics should be a complement in research, not a substitute for human judgment

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4929 (Published 14 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4929
  1. Tom J Reller, communications
  1. Elsevier, 1600 John F Kennedy Blvd #1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
  1. t.reller{at}elsevier.com

Elsevier would like to ensure that a reported statement from James Wilsdon, of Sheffield University,1 isn’t misinterpreted to suggest that we believe in a metrics-only approach. The statement was reported as follows: “Towards the end of last …

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