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Reviewing, indicating, and counting books for modern research evaluation systems [article]

Alesia Zuccala, Nicolas Robinson-Garcia
2018 arXiv   pre-print
By acknowledging their unique, yet interrelated roles, we show where the greatest potential is for both quantitative and qualitative indicator advancements in book-inclusive evaluation systems.  ...  In this chapter, we focus on the specialists who have helped to improve the conditions for book assessments in research evaluation exercises, with empirically based data and insights supporting their greater  ...  There is much to learn from this history in order to review, indicate and count books for modern research evaluation systems.  ... 
arXiv:1807.05789v2 fatcat:cg7e4bvk3rblhhswnqvx7ljkie

Review of Literature Update Index, A New Index For Peer Reviewed Articles

Hussein G El Charkawi
2018 Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research  
This Index (CUI) could be applied to any article, review papers, case reports, books and even research projects.  ...  The CUI-index provided a simple, yet indicative and accurate way in assessment of how original and timely the article being reviewed.  ...  and books.  ... 
doi:10.26717/bjstr.2018.11.002150 fatcat:i5kr7tltbfgwzoel3ywaz4pige

Application of the Delphi Method in the Construction of an Evaluating and Grading Scale for Evidence of Disease Prevention and Treatment in Ancient Books of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Lei Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Shuo Yang, Sihong Liu, Hongtao Li, Guangkun Chen, Hongjie Gao, Huamin Zhang, Lin Tong, Xiaobin Zeng
2022 Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine  
It can provide a useful exploration tool for the evaluation and grading of evidences in TCM ancient books.  ...  This study aimed to develop a scale for evaluating and grading the evidence of prevention and treatment in ancient books of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), in view of providing a reference for TCM  ...  the modern clinical research of the TCM classification standard for the development of evidence. e classification of modern clinical research evidence and the criteria for escalation or degradation were  ... 
doi:10.1155/2022/3674663 pmid:35273644 pmcid:PMC8904085 fatcat:bnqzkatxkvdrpcua7lz2kceybi

Language, Culture and Traversing the Scholarly Evaluation Landscape [chapter]

Alesia Zuccala
2018 The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities  
While not offering policy recommendations, the chapter articulates in a reflexive way the notion of research quality, and calls for a deepening of the cultural foundations of the evaluation exercise, based  ...  criteria, methodologies, and techniques.  ...  Peer Review The terms peer and review together propagate a host of challenges for the culture of scholarly research evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68554-0_17 fatcat:rhh2jz5exnf5pigbfgu5ubm2fi

Can research quality be measured quantitatively? On quality of scholarship, numerical research indicators and academic publishing - experiences from Norway

Michael Richard Handley Jones
2017 Fennia: International Journal of Geography  
One characteristic feature of NPM is the urge to use simple numerical indicators of research output as a tool to allocate funding and, in practice if not in theory, as a means of assessing research quality  ...  This ranges from the use of journal impact factors (IF) and ranking of journals to publication points to determine what types of work in publishing is counted as meritorious for funding allocation.  ...  Journals must have an editorship comprising researchers as well as routines for external peer-reviewing, while book publishers must have routines for evaluation by external consultants.  ... 
doi:10.11143/fennia.66602 fatcat:xr665pchkvactaixdqtvb2unca

Can we innovate how we measure scientific impact? [article]

Valeria Scotti, Luigia Scudeller, Annalisa De Silvestri, Chiara Rebuffi, Funda Topuz, Carmine Tinelli, Moreno Curti
2018 Figshare  
The system included data from year 2011 to 2016 (for a total of n.3.756 articles).  ...  We plan to assess the correlation between Altmetrics, citation counts and traditional indexes, by Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, by department and by author.  ...  looking for a literature research.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7339295 fatcat:h4do6bd5ejanjesgxasa3ylblm

New Criteria for New Media

Jon Ippolito, Joline Blais, Owen F. Smith, Steve Evans, Nathan Stormer
2009 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
Yet, it is possible for open archive systems to allow rapid dissemination while texts proceed through peer-reviewing systems.  ...  Technical Reports/Book Reviews This category includes networked reports and reviews. 6. Other Publications (e.g., Editorials, Working Papers, etc.)  ... 
doi:10.1162/leon.2009.42.1.71 fatcat:xleuc2mp5zaahj65kiiwlneidi

Quality and influence in literary work: evaluating the 'educated imagination'

A. Zuccala
2012 Research Evaluation  
To evaluate literary work as a whole, we suggest distinguishing between different types of production, vocational and epistemic, and orchestrating data systems that allow for combined measures of quality  ...  Peer review as it is seen in book reviews plays a critical role in how literary quality is perceived, while citations from books and journal articles may be used to trace patterns of influence.  ...  Orchestrating the literary evaluation system A reasonable approach to literary evaluation requires access to citation indices developed for both journal articles and books, access to full-text 'quality  ... 
doi:10.1093/reseval/rvs017 fatcat:25e4wjnwdbbflef4xzcz6js5xe

Page 707 of Contemporary Psychology Vol. 22, Issue 9 [page]

1977 Contemporary Psychology  
lay reader, the lack of criticality and research data in most of the presenta- tions trouble this reviewer who readily admits a bias in this regard.  ...  Ex- cept for giving the professional therapist or serious student some very brief idea of a system with which he or she is un- familiar, the book, for the most part, is too simplistic and lacking in detail  ... 

Page 52 of Technical Book Review Index Vol. 13, Issue 3 [page]

1947 Technical Book Review Index  
To engineers and executives who may be able to use the systems examined, or who desire a knowledge of the principles involved, the book can be recommended for its clarity and soundness.”  ...  A dis- cussion is given on vices, blood clots in egg yolks, and pendulous crops, especially in tur- 52 TECHNICAL BOOK REVIEW INDEX keys.  ... 

The Multidimensional Assessment of Scholarly Research Impact [article]

Henk F. Moed, Gali Halevi
2014 arXiv   pre-print
For instance, publication counts are useful tools to help discriminating between those staff members who are research active, and those who are not, but are of little value if active scientists are to  ...  It presents a typology of research impact dimensions, and indicates which metrics are the most appropriate to measure each dimension.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors wish to thank three anonymous referees for their valuable comments on an earlier version of this paper.  ... 
arXiv:1406.5520v1 fatcat:f5i57bitizdszljctpwg7nbbky

Therapies—Modern and Popular

SOL L. GARFIELD
1977 Contemporary Psychology  
Her primary research interests are in be- havior modification and evaluation, par- ticularly outcome research.  ...  Ross and Cronbach, in their recent re- view of The Handbook of Evaluation Research, conclude that evaluation has come of age.  ... 
doi:10.1037/016280 fatcat:ojkfziz7hbeq3ov5zrryy3umym

Research Policy: Problems with peer review and alternatives

R. Smith
1988 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
peer review to create a better system.  ...  Many of the medical researchers I met were far from happy with the peer review systems used by many bodies funding research, but they didn't think that there was any workable alternative.  ...  using a combination of peer review and objective indicators for some time; the Dutch have conducted an evaluation of their national performance in health research using several different indicators (and  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmj.296.6624.774 fatcat:oq5sel3fs5frxkyjschc4puua4

Problems with peer review and alternatives

R Smith
1988 British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition)  
peer review to create a better system.  ...  Many of the medical researchers I met were far from happy with the peer review systems used by many bodies funding research, but they didn't think that there was any workable alternative.  ...  using a combination of peer review and objective indicators for some time; the Dutch have conducted an evaluation of their national performance in health research using several different indicators (and  ... 
pmid:3126969 pmcid:PMC2545379 fatcat:ilul5l2yezekbgmyrrg63badlu

Redesigning the Model of Book Evaluation in the Polish Performance-based Research Funding System

Emanuel Kulczycki, Przemysław Korytkowski
2018 Journal of Data and Information Science  
Originality/value This is the very first study that presents the new framework of the Polish research evaluation model and policy instruments for scholarly book evaluation.  ...  Design/methodology/approach In this study we reconstruct the framework of the 2010 and 2018 models of book evaluation in Poland within the performance-based research funding system.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the DIALOG Program [grant name "Research into Excellence Patterns in Science and Art"] financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland.  ... 
doi:10.2478/jdis-2018-0021 fatcat:4cw3l4e6bjbklms7dn2tsfvydi
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