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Open Research Conversation: Responsible Metrics

posted on 2022-01-19, 11:02 authored by James Wilsdon, Jonathan GriffithsJonathan Griffiths
Presentation slides and recording from Open Research Conversation on Responsible Metrics on 18th January 2022.

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There has been much criticism and debate about the influence of research metrics, such as the journal impact factor, on publishing practices and researchers’ careers. The University of Sheffield was an early signatory to DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment), meaning it has committed to supporting a responsible approach to research assessment and ending reliance on journal-based metrics. In the spirit of DORA, this conversation will look at the future of metrics and how they can be used responsibly, to increase robustness, transparency, equality and diversity in the academic community.

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