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dc.contributor.authorHaddow, Gaby
dc.contributor.authorNoyons, E.
dc.contributor.editorGorraiz, J.; Schiebel, E., Gumpenberger, C., Horlesberger, M., & Moed, H.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:57:01Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:57:01Z
dc.date.created2013-12-12T20:00:29Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationHaddow, Gaby and Noyons, Ed. 2013. Misfits? Research classification in research evaluation: visualizing journal content within fields of research codes, in Gorraiz, J. and others (ed), Proceedings of 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Jul 15-19 2013, pp. 1210-1224. Vienna: Austrian Institute of Technology.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/7001
dc.description.abstract

The Australian research evaluation model uses a classification scheme to assign Fields of Research (FoRs) to individual researchers and journals, and to define assessment panels. Eligible journals for assessment are listed and assigned between one and three FoR codes. A high proportion of journals in the list of over 22,000 titles are assigned a single FoR code only. This paper explores the implications of classifying research outputs using the FoR code mechanisms. Eight datasets of title and abstract data from journals assigned a single FoR were mapped using VOSviewer. Four of the datasets were in science fields and the other four were humanities and social sciences fields. The maps and extracted terms for each journal set were examined for overlap with other FoRs. Sizeable overlaps with other FoR codes were observed in the content of three of the sciences fields’ datasets. Weaker overlaps with other FoR codes were found in the humanities and social sciences datasets. The findings suggest that the assignment of FoR codes to journals has the potential to disadvantage researchers and their organisational units.

dc.publisherAustrian Institute of Technology GmbH
dc.subjectresearch evaluation
dc.subjectresearch classification
dc.subjectFields of Research codes
dc.subjectExcellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
dc.subjectscience mapping
dc.titleMisfits? Research classification in research evaluation: visualizing journal content within fields of research codes
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.startPage1210
dcterms.source.endPage1224
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of ISSI 2013
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of ISSI 2013
dcterms.source.isbn978-3-200-03135-7
dcterms.source.conference14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJul 15 2013
dcterms.source.conferencelocationVienna
dcterms.source.placeVienna
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