Impact factors, research assessment and an alternative to REF 2014

“There is growing concern that the contentious journal impact factor is being used by universities as a proxy measure for research assessment. In light of this and the wider REF2014 exercise, Dorothy Bishop believes we need a more transparent, fair and cost-effective method for distributing funding to universities than the REF approach allows …” (more)

[Impact of Social Sciences, 8 February]

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