In 2017 the government of Indonesia introduced a scoring system for all academics in the country that combines data from Scopus and Google Scholar with information submitted by Indonesian academics to track published papers, citations, and researchers’ h-index. These numbers are used to calculate a personal score that is taken into account when academics apply for research grants; a high score may also help with promotions and salary negotiations. The system generated controversy after national awards were given to the top scorers who were subsequently show to have achieved their scores by gaming the system.
The Chemical & Engineering News story on the controversy quotes LM author Ludo Waltman. Find the article here.
Science also covered the story and quotes LM author Diana Hicks. Find that article here.