Monday, June 17, 2013

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),  logo
DORA logo
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated.

The signatories support the adoption of a number of practices in research assessment including the following General Recommendation:

1. Do not use journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist's contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions.

The full document may be read at:   http://am.ascb.org/dora/


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Posted by K. Jane

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