Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Scientific content of an article versus publication metrics

from Opinion: Researching the Researchers

The NIH system for grant funding is a prime example of a process that has come in for strong criticism. Many argue that scientists tailor proposals to win grants rather than to describe the most innovative, boldest, or best approaches for solving society’s medical problems


Still, there are constructive ideas. The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment is an example of a well-publicized and thoughtful document, which has gathered widespread support. But how do we actually implement that document’s call to “encourage a shift toward assessment based on the scientific content of an article rather than publication metrics,” or to “consider the value and impact of all research outputs (including datasets and software) in addition to research publications?”


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