92: Chaos in the brickyard

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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 92: Chaos in the brickyard
Pub date: 2019-09-16

Dan and James discuss the role of Google Scholar in citation patterns and whether we should limit academics to only publishing two papers a year.

Links and details:

  • James has a new Hertz-quarters
  • The Metascience conference
  • How is google scholar influencing citation patterns
  • A slide from @Jevinwest’s presentation on Google Scholars
  • Is this a symptom of lazy citaton practices rather than the algorithm?
  • What are the alternatives to google scholar?
  • Should google open up the algorithm?
  • GS will find your preprint and link it to the paywall link
  • Why is Google Scholar free?
  • What would make GS better?
  • Using the Zotero plugin for to collected citation info in bulk from search results in GS
  • Top recommended articles in GS are phenomenal
  • GS is not great for meta-analysis
  • GS reduces friction
  • Should we limit academics to only publishing two papers a year, as suggested by former guest, Dorothy Bishop?
  • Who would stand to lose from this?
  • Is this idea practical? What if only a few countries or institutions implemented this?
  • The Japanese math genius who posts papers on his own website
  • Chaos in the brickyard paper
    Chaos in the brickyard cartoon
    Open data isn’t a new concept

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Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](

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Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2019, September 16) “Chaos in the brickyard”, Everything Hertz [Audio podcast]

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