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Rethinking research assessment: 7 sources of bias to watch out for at your institution

16 March 2021

Gemma Conroy

Recognizing the signs of systemic bias is key to ensuring that hiring, promotion and tenure decisions are fair for everyone.

Elsevier investigates hundreds of peer reviewers for manipulating citations

12 September 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

The publisher is scrutinizing researchers who might be inappropriately using the review process to promote their own work.

The allure of the journal impact factor holds firm, despite its flaws

29 August 2019

Jon Brock

“Science needs a healthy dose of its own medicine, yet refuses to take the pill.”

Studies suggest 5 ways to increase citation counts

7 August 2019

Bec Crew

There’s no one way to 'game the system'.

Impact factors are still widely used in academic evaluations

18 April 2019

Holly Else

Survey finds that 40% of research-intensive universities mention the controversial metric in review documents — despite efforts to dampen its influence.