DFG publishes a position paper on academic publishingMay 18, 2022 | Pressemitteilung Nr. 15
DFG Position Paper on Academic Publishing as a Foundation and Area of Leverage for Research Assessment
Definition of challenges and fields of action / Changes will require a cultural change in all areas of research
Academic publishing faces a number of challenges that can have a negative impact on science and the humanities. In particular, research assessment based on metrics can provide problematic incentives, thereby preventing the system of academic publication and research as a whole from developing in a way that is appropriate to its purpose. As a contribution to critical debate and with a view to rectifying developments, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has published a position paper entitled “Academic Publishing as a Foundation and Area of Leverage for Research Assessment: Challenges and Fields of Action”.
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