Peer review and in-depth interviews with publishers as a means of assessing quality of research monographs

Giménez-Toledo, Elea and Román, Adelaida Peer review and in-depth interviews with publishers as a means of assessing quality of research monographs., 2008 . In 10th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Vienna (Austria), September, 17-20 2008. (Unpublished) [Conference poster]


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It has often been observed that evaluating scientific activity in the Humanities and in some of the Social Sciences needs to involve a study of monographs, as they are often the preferred mean of publication by scientists in these fields. As well as being the most frequently cited publication type, monographs are also the mean most often used to publish research findings. Thus, if they are not included in the evaluation process, a significant part of the scientific output is excluded, and the scientific activity undervalued. The purpose of this work in progress is to push forward the study of monographs to provide evaluators of research activities with a number of consistent scholar books quality indicators, through two different approaches: a survey of more than 200 researchers working in various fields and in-depth interviews with the editors responsible for selecting manuscripts at each of the best-regarded publishers.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: Publishers assesment; research monographs; scientific performance evaluation; Social Sciences; Humanities
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Elea Giménez-Toledo
Date deposited: 27 Sep 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12


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