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sciencemag.org — This Editorial coincides with the release of the San Francisco declaration on research Assessment (DORA), the outcome of a gathering of concerned scientists at the December 2012 meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.* To correct distortions in the evaluation of scientific research, DORA aims to stop the use of the "journal impact factor" in judging an individual scientist's work.
stephaniebice.com — The devastation in Oklahoma yesterday is almost unimaginable. I've lived through this before, and even wrote about it. Oklahoman's are amazing people. Any time tragedy strikes, we rise up and take action. It's a great feeling to know so many people have my back if the need calls.
ascb.org — ASCB Urges All Researchers to Sign the DORA Pledge An ad hoc coalition of unlikely insurgents-scientists, journal editors and publishers, scholarly societies, and research funders across many scientific disciplines-today posted an international declaration calling on the world scientific community to eliminate the role of the journal impact factor (JIF) in evaluating research for funding, hiring, promotion, or institutional effectiveness.
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