Measuring Research Impact: Disciplinary Advocacy & Debates


Publications by disciplines


Biomedical Sciences

  • 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, . . . A number of themes run through these recommendations: -­‐ the need to eliminate the use of journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact factors, in funding, appointment, and promotion considerations;-­‐ the need to assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which the research is published; . . .






  • Gagliardi, A. R., Umoquit, M., Webster, F., & Dobrow, M. (2014). Qualitative research publication rates in top-ranked nursing journals: 2002-2011. Nursing Research, 63(3), 221-227.

Political Science


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