Hi, this is Lou Peck from The International Bunch and I’m going to talk to you about DORA – The Declaration on Research Assessment in under 60 seconds.

DORA recognises the need to improve how we evaluate scholarly research outputs like removing such heavy reliance on impact factor as a key measure. It acknowledges that the evaluation of scholarly and research outputs should be based on the accomplishments of those individual outputs, rather than on journal-level metrics.

It was developed in 2012 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, then published on the 13th May 2013.

DORA has become a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines and all key stakeholders including publishers, funders, professional societies, researchers and institutions.

As of January 2020, 1,800 institutions have signed the declaration and 15,500 individuals.

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