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Principles to guide reliable and ethical research evaluation using metric-based indicators of impact

Webster, Berenika M (2017) Principles to guide reliable and ethical research evaluation using metric-based indicators of impact. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 18 (1). pp. 5-8. ISSN 1467-8047

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to summarize and provide context to the recently published
Leiden Manifesto, a document written by leading bibliometric researchers, which proposes ten principles that
should guide the use of bibliometric tools and indicators in research evaluation.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper is an opinion piece based on the Leiden Manifesto.
Findings – This paper addresses the phenomenon of increasing provision of bibliometric services by
research university libraries and argues that their mission should be to advocate the responsible use of
bibliometric methods for research evaluation in their institutions, in line with Leiden Manifesto principles.
Originality/value – This is an original piece.
Keywords Metrics, Impact, Altmetrics, Academic practice, Metric-based indicators, Scholarly impact
Paper type Viewpoint


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Status: Published
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Webster, Berenika Mbwebster@pitt.eduBWEBSTER0000-0003-0183-3904
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
AuthorWebster, Berenikabwebster@pitt.eduBWEBSTER0000-0003-0183-3904
Date: 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Performance Measurement and Metrics
Volume: 18
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 5-8
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1467-8047
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Article Type: Commentary
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 15:56
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 15:56


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