Research assessment based on journal titles or their impact factors is widely regarded as problematic and unreliable. The intense competition to publish in high-impact journals also incentivises behaviours amongst researchers that are detrimental to scientific progress. This talk will summarise some of the deficiencies in existing practices, and will discuss how digital tools, such as altmetrics, and policy developments, such as those encouraged by the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, are helping to improve approaches to the evaluation of research and researchers.

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Authors: Patterson, Mark
Publication year: 2014
Language: English (EN)
Level of knowledge: Intermediate: able to
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