Bibliometrics: A potential decision making aid in hiring, reappointment, tenure and promotion decisions

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Abstract

The assessment of scholarship assumes a central role in the evaluation of individual faculty, educational programs and academic fields. Because the production and assessment of scholarship is so central to the faculty role, it is incumbent upon decision makers to strive to make assessments of scholarship fair and equitable. This paper will focus on an approach to the assessment of the quantity and impact of the most important subset of an individual’s scholarship–peer-reviewed journal articles. The primary goal of this paper is to stimulate discussion regarding scholarship assessment in hiring, reappointment, tenure and promotion decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBibliometrics in Social Work
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages67-92
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780203051467
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Bibliometric
  • Citation analysis
  • Faculty
  • Hiring
  • Informetrics
  • Promotion
  • Reappointment
  • Scholarship
  • Scientometrics
  • Social work education
  • Sociology of science
  • Tenure
  • Tenure and promotion decisions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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