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Evaluation based on scientific publications

This guide is based on the LibGuide created by Tritonia Academic Library.

Recommendations and guidelines

Responsible assessment of research and researcher at the university of Turku, published 2023.

Responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta, TSV) has published a recommendation for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland

Publication Forum
Publication Forum (JUFO) is a rating and classification system to support the quality assessment of research output. JUFO user guide contains the recommendations on the responsible use of the classification system.

DORA Declaration
University of Turku has signed international DORA Declaration. (San Fransisco Declaration on Research Assessment). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

Leiden Manifesto
Experts led by Diana Hicks, professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Paul Wouters, director of CWTS at Leiden University, have proposed ten principles for the measurement of research performance.

CoARA (Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment)

CoARA (Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment) aims to promote diverse and comprehensive assessment methods for research evaluation and opposes simplistic metrics, such as evaluations based on publication counts.


More information on responsible metrics in Finnish national guide to publication metrics