On Impact Factors and Research Assessment. At the Start of Volume 31 of Telematics and Informatics

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)Editorial Preface

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  • Jan Servaes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Journal / PublicationTelematics and Informatics
Volume31
Issue number1
Online published19 Sep 2013
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

Abstract

Telematics and Informatics has become one of the leading journals examining the social, economic, political and cultural impacts and challenges of information and communication technologies. The Editorial Board has been instrumental in helping to organize a rapid and efficient editorial process, and maintaining the high standards of the publication. While full research papers will remain the bulk of content, the magazine shall also publish Topic Discussion papers, to hopefully stimulate discussion in a particular area and Ongoing Research papers, where full research results have not yet been achieved, but where the initial research itself is of great interest. Impact Factors and rankings have become such a priority in most of today's academic community. San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) reflects long known problems with Impact Factors, and has been actively supporting a range of alternatives and best practices.