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Recommendation letters and contacts: an implicit pull string to end with in academia

Khaled Moustafa

No ep9b2, from Center for Open Science

Abstract: Objectivity and fairness are important characteristics of the scientific enterprise. However, the academic field is stuffed with many peculiarities that blemish it, such as the reliance on biased bibliometrics (journal impact factor, number of citations), cover letters, recommendation letters, etc. Recommendation letters and referees’ opinions can be helpful in some cases but they are personal appreciations that differ from one individual to another and, hence, should be used with caution or not at all as they can be easily influenced by different and changing factors to the detriment of objectivity and honesty.

Date: 2018-07-22
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