Declaration on Research Assessment

The ‘San  Francisco  Declaration  on  Research  Assessment‘ aims to improve the ways in which scientific resarch outputs are evaluated.

“A number of themes run through these recommendations:

  • the need to eliminate the use of journal-based metrics, such as
  • Journal Impact Factors, in funding, appointment,and promotion considerations;
  • the need to assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of thejournal in which the research is published;and
  • the need to capitalize on the opportunities provided by online publication (such as relaxing unnecessary limits on the number of words, figures, and references inarticles, and exploring new indicators of significance and impact).” [Declaration, p.1-2]
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s