A sound understanding of what drives research excellence and how one may effectively communicate and evaluate research outcomes in a broad context is fundamental to all disciplines. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics aims to provide an open access forum for the study of measuring, evaluating, and improving the efficiency, reliability, and transparency of research and innovation in all areas of scientific inquiry and applications.
The journal welcomes contributions that may transcend the boundary of a particular discipline or a specific field of study and bring profound theoretical and practical implications to research and innovation in a broader context. For instance, while primary lung cancer research may be outside our scope, studies of the effectiveness of research processes, research assessment, research policies, and scholarly communications in lung cancer research would be highly relevant.
The journal provides an open and extensible forum for a wide range of diverse studies of various aspects of research: theories and methodologies of research and research communities; metrics, tools, resources, and enabling technologies concerning the study and management of research and innovation; and applications, communication, policy, best practices in a broad context.
Short Name: Front. Res. Metr. Anal.
Electronic ISSN: 2504-0537
Indexed in: Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, CLOCKSS
PMCID: coming soon for all published articles
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics welcome submission of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Research Metrics and Analytics.
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