» German funder DFG: Why the sudden inconsistency?

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"Given this long and consistent track-record, now complemented by two major official statements, one could be forgiven to think that applicants for funding at the DFG now feel assured that they will not be judged by their publication venues any longer. After all, journal prestige is correlated with experimental unreliability, so using it as an indicator clearly constitutes “inappropriate use of journal-based metrics”. With all this history, it came as a shock to many when earlier this year, one of the DFG panels deciding which grant proposals get funded, published an article in the German LaborJournal magazine that seemed to turn the long, hard work of the DFG in this area on its head...."


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Tags: oa.germany oa.dfg oa.funders oa.funders.public oa.metrics oa.dora oa.coara oa.assessment oa.objections oa.debates

Date tagged:

11/29/2023, 14:51

Date published:

11/29/2023, 09:51