[Taxacom] San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

Raab-Straube von , Eckhard E.Raab-Straube at BGBM.ORG
Wed Jun 12 04:31:31 CDT 2013


Dear Taxacomers,

the American Society for Cell Biology has initiated a declaration on research assessment (DORA), which opposes the use of the Journal Impact Factor as a measure for research quality of individuals and institutions. This message seems not to be very widespread among taxonomists so far, so I think it is worth reading the declaration at  http://am.ascb.org/dora/. Interestingly, the present Editor-in-Chief of Science, Bruce Alberts, is among the first signees of that declaration.

Best wishes,

Eckhard von Raab-Straube (Berlin)



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