Sally Wilson, Publishing Director, talks about 'change fatigue' amidst a need for other publication metrics
31st March 2022
An article published in Times Higher Education explores the results from Emerald's 2021 Time for Change report, particularly focusing on the effects of the turbulence caused by the pandemic which may have reduced the appetite for radical reform of research assessment and rewards.
In the article, Sally Wilson commented on the importance of still exploring other metrics: "Journal impact factors have been around for so long and have been used to assess researchers and shape careers, but they do not always make the best incentives for research."
For a long time Emerald has challenged outdated measures of impact and, in 2022, has relaunched its Real Impact Manifesto to encourage the sector to work together to help the academy break links with old measures of impact and enjoy a fairer, more equitable environment for research to thrive.
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Notes on Emerald Publishing and usage during Covid-19
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