Criteria for merit evaluation of Brazilian current periodicals

Rosaly Favero Krzyzanowski Maria Cecília Gonzaga Ferreira About the authors

This paper presents an evaluation methodology for Brazilian current scientific periodicals based both on merit (content) and performance (form). The methodology for merit evaluation was employed by researchers from different fields of knowledge (evaluation made by fellows), enabling the periodicals classification in three levels of relevance: prior, important and of relative importance. The form evaluation was applied by the authors, and is based on the Braga & Oberhofer model, which establishes criteria of measuring points, and determines performance levels for the periodical (Very Good, Good, Median and Weak). The results point out the need of applying both evaluations (merit and performance) to reach a global view of the publications quality.

Methodology for periodicals evaluation; Brazilian scientific periodicals

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