Report of the Imperial College DORA Working Group

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Summary:

    1. The College signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) in February 2017 following discussion at Faculty/Business School Management Committees and endorsement by the Provost’s Board. The declaration states that “There is a pressing need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties”, and to this end we identify the following recommended actions on the part of the research community:

  • the need to eliminate undue reliance on 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 the journal 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 in articles, and exploring new indicators of significance and impact).

Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HnIM-w6sQVWC_8_d1FaKssbrLfnuGcJb0ZDjHxjRe9M/edit

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Date tagged:

08/17/2018, 13:39

Date published:

08/17/2018, 09:39