Letter: Chutzpah and the RAE 2

March 15, 2002

Lapping, Odgers and Quintock neglect a deeper flaw in the citation index method for the RAE than "gratuitous citing", namely PABHEPITRY (publish absolute bollocks hoping everyone piles in to rubbish you).

The real problem for the adjudicators is to discover and weed out whoever knowingly, and so culpably, does this.

Roger Harris
Tottenham Campus dean of students
Middlesex University

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