@arcans Whenever a proxy indicator is used as a performance metric, it stops being a proxy and becomes the true optimization goal, putting all the power of optimization as an incentive to game the process.
Maybe somebody is finally taking the right way out from this. I wish recruiters and evaluators were incentivized to put more effort in actually evaluating quality and contribution in published research.
@arcans of course I didn't come up with this, but I have no scientific support for this consideration, just informal discussions and the personal experience and intuition. But it looks like a general law. Does anybody studying processes, incentives and evaluation have related scientific evidence to back a reform proposal?
@arcans here is my start for examples of how the publishing rewards/punishment system has failed https://www.nature.com/articles/s41393-017-0057-8 I would love to find a community actually involved in evidence-based activism to push reforms in academia (local university, scientific editors, policy makers, European union / Federal funding / similar international funding bodies).
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