Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for scientific-productivity read:
Queries and Discussion related to either qualitative or quantitative productivity of a scientist/scholar.
The full tag wiki then goes on to say:
The term scientific productivity often refers to attempts on quantifying to scientific impact of an individual’s research publications. There are a number of indices to quantify impact of a scientist in their respective fields, by means of number of papers produced, etc.; like h-index, g-index etc.
However, more of the questions with this tag are about productivity in the sense of "tips for being more efficient as a scientist." For example,
- How to efficiently read mathematically and theoretically dense books in STEM fields?
- How does one keep herself updated with new research without forgetting older results?
- How to avoid procrastination during the research phase of my PhD?
Finally, some are about neither of these things, like
- Charging graduate students for printing
- How to prevent physical/psychological health side effects of workaholism in academia and research?
- Can one be average in academics but great in research at same time in PhD
It's not clear to me whether there is another meaning of scientific-productivity that I'm not getting, that applies to these and similar questions, or whether they are just tagged incorrectly.
I am concerned about this ambiguity, because it does not seem like people searching for questions about "measuring the impact of a scientist/scholar" are also looking for questions on "becoming more efficient".
What should be done about the scientific-productivity tag?