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Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations

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JIF, to this day, still a prevalent item to appear in review, promotion, and #tenure documents at institutions who should most definitely know better, do better. https://t.co/sXCjiWVCLr
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Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations. https://t.co/EHExwGX9Me via @PeerJPreprints
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Interesting study about usage of #JIF in promotion and tenure decisions: https://t.co/e8oJRE51sX #bibliometrics #scientometrics https://t.co/Nk3okJAeEf
Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations. Preprint on how #JIF is encouraged in #RPT evaluations. Work to be done to improve evaluation and avoid misuse of metrics like the JIF. #metrics #evaluation https://t.co/rUqAcaTTlr
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RT @juancommander: We are in @NatureNews! "Impact factors are still widely used in academic evaluations". Quick facts: 40% of R-type unis…
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Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations. McKiernan EC, Schimanski LA, Muñoz Nieves C, Matthias L, Niles MT, Alperin JP. PeerJ Preprints. https://t.co/7eMMWSAyEO
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RT @emckiernan13: Our new paper from the #RPT project is live! "Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure…
RT @Protohedgehog: Critical: "87% of the institutions that mentioned the Journal Impact Factor supported the metric’s use in at least one o…
RT @DORAssessment: ICYMI - there is a new #scholcomm paper on the #ImpactFactor and review, promotion, and tenure. 87% of institutions that…
Interesting preprint on the Use of Journal Impact Factors in Academic Review, Promotion, & Tenure Evaluations. 40% of 129 Research-Intensive HEIs refer to IFs in their promotion/review guidance; only a small number were sceptical about their use. #AcWri https://t.co/egdI9MbTSX https://t.co/3U8Ff5j43n
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RT @DORAssessment: ICYMI - there is a new #scholcomm paper on the #ImpactFactor and review, promotion, and tenure. 87% of institutions that…
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Journal Impact Factor in evaluations https://t.co/wbr9mTGZoa via @PeerJPreprints #scholcomm #HigherEd
Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations https://t.co/6OJBTl8oZQ
RT @DORAssessment: ICYMI - there is a new #scholcomm paper on the #ImpactFactor and review, promotion, and tenure. 87% of institutions that…
RT @DORAssessment: ICYMI - there is a new #scholcomm paper on the #ImpactFactor and review, promotion, and tenure. 87% of institutions that…
RT @DORAssessment: ICYMI - there is a new #scholcomm paper on the #ImpactFactor and review, promotion, and tenure. 87% of institutions that…
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ICYMI - there is a new #scholcomm paper on the #ImpactFactor and review, promotion, and tenure. 87% of institutions that mentioned JIF supported its use. @emckiernan13 @juancommander @DrSchimanski @CarolMN @l_matthia @MeredithNiles1 https://t.co/j8Ts9kc6Rx
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Supplemental Information

Supplemental information: Mentions of the Journal Impact Factor in review, promotion, and tenure documents

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27638v2/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Erin McKiernan is a member of the DORA Steering Committee and an advisor for the Metrics Toolkit, both volunteer positions. The authors declare they have no other competing interests.

Author Contributions

Erin C. McKiernan conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Lesley A. Schimanski conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Carol Muñoz Nieves analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Lisa Matthias analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Meredith T. Niles conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Juan Pablo Alperin conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Data is available via Harvard Dataverse. The full citation is:

Alperin, Juan Pablo; Muñoz Nieves, Carol; Schimanski, Lesley; McKiernan, Erin C.; Niles, Meredith T., 2018, "Terms and Concepts found in Tenure and Promotion Guidelines from the US and Canada", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/VY4TJE, Harvard Dataverse, V3, UNF:6:PQC7QoilolhDrokzDPxxyQ== [fileUNF]

Funding

This study was supported by the Open Society Foundations [OR2016-29841]. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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