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Just say no to impact factors

Campaigners against the use of journal impact factors as a proxy for research excellence received a shot in the arm last night with the launch of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). With an impressive line-up of founding signatories, including individual scientists, research funders and journal editors, DORA states in no uncertain terms that journal impact factors (which rank journals by the average number of citations their articles receive over a given period) should not be used "as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist's contribution, or in hiring, promotion or funding decisions."

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For science to thrive and respond to societal challenges, diversity is key. Current practices based on journal-based metrics are a serious threat to this. One example of this loss of diversity, which alarms us as science policy researchers, is the suppression of interdisciplinarity. But there are many others, such as a lack of consideration being paid to certain research topics.

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Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Web 2.0 och högre utbildning | Scoop.it
Companies shouldn't make millions from the free labor of professors.

By Hugh Gusterson
When I became a professor, 20 years ago, I received a request from a woman who lived close to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I taught: Could she come and talk to me about a set of interests she was developing, in the area of my own specialty in anthropology, and get my advice on applying to graduate school? We spoke for about 45 minutes in my office, at the end of which she asked, "How much do I owe you?"


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The Net in Higher Education: Citering: siffermått med tveksamt kunskapsvärde

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Hiding your research behind a paywall is immoral

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Mike Taylor: As a scientist your job is to bring new knowledge into the world. Hiding it behind a journal's paywall is unacceptable

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Learning with 'e's: When the dam breaks...

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Recently, several writers have bemoaned the fact that a) there is often a significant time delay between the submission of papers to academic journals, and the papers actually reaching the reader, and b) many of the top, elite journals we are expected to publish in are in fact read by a very small percentage of the community the research is intended to reach. Open access journals (and there are several alternative funding models that support these) are the best way to address these problems. They open content up to be read by a much larger audience, and in my personal experience, they turn around reviews and publish sugnifcantly quicker than the standard traditional closed journals.

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The Net in Higher Education: Rövarpris, gratismyt eller digital anpassning i akademisk publicering

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