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

Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, Kathleen Barker

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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)
Pages (from-to)67-92
Number of pages26
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume41
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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