Publication
Title
Science deserves to be judged by its contents, not by its wrapping : revisiting Seglen's work on journal impact and research evaluation
Author
Abstract
The scientific foundation for the criticism on the use of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) in evaluations of individual researchers and their publications was laid between 1989 and 1997 in a series of articles by Per O. Seglen. His basic work has since influenced initiatives such as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics, and The Metric Tide review on the role of metrics in research assessment and management. Seglen studied the publications of only 16 senior biomedical scientists. We investigate whether Seglens main findings still hold when using the same methods for a much larger group of Norwegian biomedical scientists with more than 18,000 publications. Our results support and add new insights to Seglens basic work.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2017
ISSN
1932-6203
Volume/pages
12:3(2017), p. 1-18
Article Reference
e0174205
ISI
000399174400019
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 25.06.2018
Last edited 03.09.2021
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