No fish Left in the Ocean by 2048!!! – Media hype gets you more citations? Well, it did for this fisheries paper. By Dr Bik
Media hype gets you more citations? Well, it did for this fisheries paper. Y’all might remember the slight media coverage (ha!) of a very controversial fisheries paper published in 2006: “Impacts of biodiversity loss on ecosystem services” by Boris Worm and others, Trevor Branch, having long been captivated by fisheries research and having deep knowledge of this Worm et al. controversy, sat back in his chair, pented his fingers, and had an epiphany: “I’ve got it! We should analyze citation patterns for Worm et al. (2006)!” (a written dramatization of possibly real events). So he did. And the results are pretty awesome. continue!