Research Assessment publishes high-quality research that advances the development, application, and evaluation of scholarly metrics, including bibliometric, scientometric, informetric, and altmetric studies.
We welcome submissions on the design and development of innovative metrics and indicators of research performance, as well as submissions relating to applications and discussions of various tools, databases and other resources, methods and metrics to evaluate research.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
• Scholarly metrics (altmetrics, bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics, webometrics, etc.)
• Evaluation of quality, novelty, efficiency, and impact of research
• Assessments at all levels of granularity (author, institutional, regional, national, international)
• Citation analysis
• Co-authorship, contributorship and collaboration analysis
• Mobility analysis
• Team Science
• Scientific Reward System
• Science mapping
• Multi- and interdisciplinarity research
• Principles and theories of research assessment
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PMCID: coming soon for all published articles
Research Assessment welcomes submissions 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.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Research Assessment, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Research Assessment 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 all 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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