When Ewan Birney, co-director of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute, was procrastinationg over looking at a pile of applications, he tweeted asking his followers for advice on how to go about it. In particular, he questioned whether job candidates or research grant applicants should be judged based on the journals they publish they work in. He received a flood of tweets from researchers recommending various metrics and techniques to assess researchers' work. The full news article was published on the Nature website.
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