RCUK statement on the responsible use of metrics in research assessment
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-02-08
[Undated but released c. February 8, 2018.]
"Research councils consider the journal impact factor and metrics such as the H-index are not appropriate measures for assessing the quality of publications or the contribution of individual researchers, and so will not use these measures in our peer review processes. ...The research councils will highlight to reviewers, panel members, recruitment and promotion panels that they should not place undue emphasis on the journal in which papers are published, but assess the content of specific papers, when considering the impact of an individual researcher’s contribution....The Research Councils will sign DORA as a public indication of their support for these principles...."