ASSESSMENT AND PUBLICATION METRICS - THE BEGINNING OR END OF AN ERA?
How is research
excellence measured and evaluated?What are its key signs and indicators?The Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia scheme
(ERA) has now received 350,000 research outputs nationally from universities,
the assessment of which is likely to flow through in future years in
The long term effect of
evaluations on scholarly publishing and communication, for example,
through citation measurements, ERA journal rankings and university league
tables, have yet to be assessed both for institutions and individual
researchers. How accurate a system of measurement is ERA likely to provide:
what are its probable strengths, and what are its possible flaws and
shortcomings? What impact is ERA likely to have on Australian universities,
its researchers and publishers?
The seminar below, hosted by the ANU’s
Emeritus Faculty, is open to all on campus. The speakers will address
the main issues but allowing maximum time for questions and audience
Molony, Chair Emeritus Faculty, ANU
Excellence Evaluation. Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow, ANU.