The Problem with Google’s Journal Rankings

Why they should not be used to assess research quality

I keep seeing Google’s journal rankings being used to measure research quality, and I want to explain why I think this is a bad idea. One could, of course, argue that citations do not reflect research quality anyway and therefore are of little relevance, but that is not the point I want to make here. I will simply run a small set of simulations to illustrate a key problem with how Google’s h-index is being used. [Read More]