At the end of my paper let me recall the statement made in my referee's report: "Evaluation of persons by scientometric methods is a complex endeavour and needs more precaution than that of teams or countries". I do believe, however, that in the not too far future more quantitative data and indicators will be used in evaluation processes of any kind than at present. But even the best computers need software. Nevertheless, I have to admit that scientometry badly needs a general theory and standardized methods for the quantitative evaluation of various aspects of science and scientists.
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