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

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RT @fhi360research: New #preprint results show use of Journal #ImpactFactor still "encouraged" in academic review, promotion & tenure evals…
New #preprint results show use of Journal #ImpactFactor still "encouraged" in academic review, promotion & tenure evals; proving "there is work to be done" to improve those processes to avoid potential misuse of such metrics – via @emckiernan13 et al: https://t.co/NqGkItIWH4
RT @timminglab: So, 40% of research universities report using journal impact factors in hiring and promotion decisions. That means the othe…
RT @timminglab: So, 40% of research universities report using journal impact factors in hiring and promotion decisions. That means the othe…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @timminglab: So, 40% of research universities report using journal impact factors in hiring and promotion decisions. That means the othe…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
So, 40% of research universities report using journal impact factors in hiring and promotion decisions. That means the other 60% lied.
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Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations https://t.co/oeozGP3auC
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @kamelbelhamel: Use of the Journal #ImpactFactor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations https://t.co/Q4Iwo8eD1q
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
RT @BrianNosek: 40% of research-intensive universities examined explicitly mention journal impact factor in promotion & tenure policies, 83…
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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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