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The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008. / Richards, Keith; Batty, Mike; Edwards, Kevin; Findlay, Allan; Foody, Giles; Frostick, Lynne; Jones, Kelvyn; Lee, Roger; Livingstone, David; Marsden, Terry; Petts, Judith; Philo, Chris; Simon, David; Smith, Susan; Thomas, David.

In: Area, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2009, p. 231-243.

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Harvard

Richards, K, Batty, M, Edwards, K, Findlay, A, Foody, G, Frostick, L, Jones, K, Lee, R, Livingstone, D, Marsden, T, Petts, J, Philo, C, Simon, D, Smith, S & Thomas, D 2009, 'The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008' Area, vol 41, no. 3, pp. 231-243., 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00908.x

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Richards, K., Batty, M., Edwards, K., Findlay, A., Foody, G., Frostick, L., ... Thomas, D. (2009). The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008. Area, 41(3), 231-243. 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00908.x

Vancouver

Richards K, Batty M, Edwards K, Findlay A, Foody G, Frostick L et al. The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008. Area. 2009;41(3):231-243. Available from: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00908.x

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Richards, Keith; Batty, Mike; Edwards, Kevin; Findlay, Allan; Foody, Giles; Frostick, Lynne; Jones, Kelvyn; Lee, Roger; Livingstone, David; Marsden, Terry; Petts, Judith; Philo, Chris; Simon, David; Smith, Susan; Thomas, David / The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008.

In: Area, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2009, p. 231-243.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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title = "The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008",
keywords = "RAE, Output types, Peer review, Bibliometrics",
author = "Keith Richards and Mike Batty and Kevin Edwards and Allan Findlay and Giles Foody and Lynne Frostick and Kelvyn Jones and Roger Lee and David Livingstone and Terry Marsden and Judith Petts and Chris Philo and David Simon and Susan Smith and David Thomas",
note = "dc.publisher: Wiley-Blackwell",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00908.x",
volume = "41",
number = "3",
pages = "231--243",
journal = "Area",
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T1 - The nature of publishing and assessment in geography and environmental studies: evidence from the research assessment exercise 2008

A1 - Richards,Keith

A1 - Batty,Mike

A1 - Edwards,Kevin

A1 - Findlay,Allan

A1 - Foody,Giles

A1 - Frostick,Lynne

A1 - Jones,Kelvyn

A1 - Lee,Roger

A1 - Livingstone,David

A1 - Marsden,Terry

A1 - Petts,Judith

A1 - Philo,Chris

A1 - Simon,David

A1 - Smith,Susan

A1 - Thomas,David

AU - Richards,Keith

AU - Batty,Mike

AU - Edwards,Kevin

AU - Findlay,Allan

AU - Foody,Giles

AU - Frostick,Lynne

AU - Jones,Kelvyn

AU - Lee,Roger

AU - Livingstone,David

AU - Marsden,Terry

AU - Petts,Judith

AU - Philo,Chris

AU - Simon,David

AU - Smith,Susan

AU - Thomas,David

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - We present a summary of the kinds of outputs submitted to the Geography and Environmental Studies sub-panel (H-32) for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and examine the relationships between the peer assessment of research quality that the RAE process has typified, and alternative modes of assessment based on bibliometrics. This comparison is effected using (in aggregate form) some of the results from the RAE, together with citation data gathered after completion of the RAE assessment, specifically for the purpose of this paper. We conclude that, if it continues to be necessary and desirable to assess, in some measure and however imprecisely, research quality, then peer assessment cannot be replaced by bibliometrics. Bibliometrics permit measurement of something that may be linked to quality but is essentially a different phenomenon – a measure of ‘impact’, for example.

AB - We present a summary of the kinds of outputs submitted to the Geography and Environmental Studies sub-panel (H-32) for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and examine the relationships between the peer assessment of research quality that the RAE process has typified, and alternative modes of assessment based on bibliometrics. This comparison is effected using (in aggregate form) some of the results from the RAE, together with citation data gathered after completion of the RAE assessment, specifically for the purpose of this paper. We conclude that, if it continues to be necessary and desirable to assess, in some measure and however imprecisely, research quality, then peer assessment cannot be replaced by bibliometrics. Bibliometrics permit measurement of something that may be linked to quality but is essentially a different phenomenon – a measure of ‘impact’, for example.

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KW - Output types

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