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ERIC Number: EJ926450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
The New ERA of Journal Ranking: The Consequences of Australia's Fraught Encounter with "Quality"
Cooper, Simon; Poletti, Anna
Australian Universities' Review, v53 n1 p57-65 2011
Ranking scholarly journals forms a major feature of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative. We argue this process is not only a flawed system of measurement, but more significantly erodes the very contexts that produce "quality" research. We argue that collegiality, networks of international research, the socio-cultural role of the academic journal, as well as the way academics research in the digital era, are either ignored or negatively impacted upon by ranking exercises such as those posed by the ERA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia