The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) describes best practices for assessing research and applies to all disciplines. Organizations and individuals can sign the declaration. As of June 25, 2013, 30 individuals associates with JHU had signed. Their recommendations include:
In this guide we give you tools that let you:
The numbers that are generated are not absolutes. They should be used in conjunction with other qualitative measures.
The Leiden Manifesto was published in April 2015, to encourage best practices in the use of bibliometrics.
Karin Wulf, professor of history at the College of William & Mary warns about metrics in this post. In the post, she points at a recent hecfe report titled The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management.