This number is really only important if you are a researcher in academia (and possibly public health, some medical fields, and some technology ares). For many of us in industry (at least in the biological sciences) this number is meaningless and not at all used in evaluation of a researchers performance or reputation. Publication is often frowned upon as many things we do are either kept as trade secrets or patented.

Finally, machines can’t learn. lol!

Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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