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San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated. The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco and subsequently circulated a draft declaration among various stakeholders. DORA as it now stands has benefited from input by many of the original signers listed below. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. We encourage individuals and organizations who are concerned about the appropriate assessment of scientific research to sign DORA.

Extract from the Declaration:
"The Journal Impact Factor is frequently used as the primary parameter with which to compare the scientific output of individuals and institutions. The Journal Impact Factor, as calculated by Thomson Reuters, was originally created as a tool to help librarians identify journals to purchase, not as a measure of the scientific quality of research in an article. With that in mind, it is critical to understand that the Journal Impact Factor has a number of well-documented deficiencies as a tool for research assessment. These limitations include: A) citation distributions within journals are highly skewed [1-3]; B) the properties of the Journal Impact Factor are field-specific: it is a composite of multiple, highly diverse article types, including primary research papers and reviews [1, 4]; C) Journal Impact Factors can be manipulated (or "gamed") by editorial policy [5]; and D) data used to calculate the Journal Impact Factors are neither transparent nor openly available to the public [4, 6, 7]."

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA): http://am.ascb.org/dora/
Download the Declaration (pdf)
Sign the Declaration


6. Medienkompetenz-Symposion

Fr./Sa., 19./20. 4. 2013, Fr. ab 15 Uhr, Sa. ab 10 Uhr

Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) LINZ, Uni-Center (=Mensagebäude, neben Schloss), Altenberger Str. 69, 4040 Linz, 2. Stock (Außenstiege / Außenlift)

Details unter: http://www.kulturinstitut.jku.at/symposion2013.html/

 

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Popper und Merton wären Open-Access-Fans:

Schriftliche Ergebnisse zum Linzer Open Access Symposion (5./6.12.2008)

Information: Wissenschaft und Praxis (IWP) 5/2009
der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und -praxis (DGI)
http://www.b-i-t-online.de/pdf/IWP2009-5.pdf (Vorsicht! 5,11 MB) oder
http://www.fachbuchjournal.de/journal/sites/default/files/IWP-5_2009_kpl.pdf (4,64 MB)

Inhaltsübersicht IWP 05/2009, Schwerpunkt Open Access

Die einzelnen Artikeln sind inzwischen auch im informationswissenschaftlichen Open Access Repository E-LIS geladen, siehe z.B. http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13561 oder Suche nach "open access"


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