The London Mathematical Society has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) in support of the movement towards the responsible use of research metrics within mathematics.
DORA is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines which recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated and seeks to develop and promote best practice. To date it has been signed by over 1,200 organizations and around 13,000 individuals. Its main themes are 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, and exploring new indicators of significance and impact.
Submitted by Suzy Abbott on 11 March, 2019 12:10