The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

(21 May 2013) On Friday 17th May 2013 DORA, the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, launched.

DORA, initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, is about the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated, especially the journal impact factor.  DORA is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. Read about it here: http://am.ascb.org/dora/