Scientific output: quality assessment or an accountant's tale?

Quality assessment of scientific output is based extensively (if not exclusively) on quantitative bibliometric indicators, despite mounting criticism. The reaction by the academic community has increased in recent years. After presenting a critical evaluation of this model, the article presents an alternative qualitative model oriented towards removing the excessive stimulus for the unbridled production of articles that make a dubious contribution to science. Criticism of the proposed model is presented and discussed.

Scientific Publication Indicators; Evaluation of Research Programs and Tools; Researcher Performance Evaluation Systems; Systems for Evaluation of Publications

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