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Why DORA Is More Important Than Ever—a Perspective From an Early-career Scientist

As a graduate student, I signed DORA to speak out against the misuse of the impact factor. Even with my career before me, I knew that something about the way research was being evaluated in hiring, promotion, and funding decisions needed to change. It did not make any sense that the value of a researcher is largely based on the journal where their work is published, and yet this was the system that I, and my fellow PhD cohort, felt we were being forced into. I had wanted to be evaluated based on the quality of my research, how it was re-used by my colleagues around the world, and how others shared and discussed it online.

Source: Why DORA Is More Important Than Ever—a Perspective From an Early-career Scientist – DORA