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Democratising research evaluation: achieving greater public engagement with bibliometrics-informed peer review

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Democratising research evaluation : achieving greater public engagement with bibliometrics-informed peer review. / Derrick, Gemma E.; Pavone, Vincenzo.

In: Science and Public Policy, Vol. 40, No. 5, 10.2013, p. 563-575.

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Derrick, Gemma E. ; Pavone, Vincenzo. / Democratising research evaluation : achieving greater public engagement with bibliometrics-informed peer review. In: Science and Public Policy. 2013 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 563-575.

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abstract = "The ability of metrics to represent complex information about research in an accessible format has previously been overlooked in preference to debate about their shortcomings as research evaluation tools. Here, we argue that bibliometrics have the potential to widen scientific participation by allowing non-academic stakeholders to access scientific decision making, thereby increasing the democratisation of science. Government policies from 3 countries (UK, Australia and Spain) are reviewed. Each country outlines a commitment to the democratisation of science for one set of policies whilst ignoring this commitment when developing parallel research evaluation policies. We propose a change in dialogue from whether bibliometrics should be used to how they should be used in future evaluations. Future research policies should take advantage of bibliometrics to foster greater democratisation of research to create more socially-reflexive evaluation systems.",
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