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Evaluation of Research in the Humanities: the Flemish Academic Bibliographic Index for the Social and Human Sciences.

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1 Evaluation of Research in the Humanities: the Flemish Academic Bibliographic Index for the Social and Human Sciences

2 The Flemish Government’s Special Research Fund (BOF) Divided between Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent & Leuven 65% allocated for diploma’s, staff & sundry simple quantifiables 35% allocated for publication output –50% for ISI citations –50% for actual publications 85% for ISI-listed work 15% for other publications Share of non-ISI output in total budget: 2.65% Share of ISI-output in total budget: 32.35%

3 Vlaams Academisch Bibliografisch Bestand Flemish Academic Bibliographic Index for the Social and Human Sciences (VABB) Distribution of 2.65% of BOF-budget over 4 university associations Screening all non-ISI listed output (updated annually) –Journals: peer-reviewed –Books: recognised academic publishers (the Norway way) Authoritative panel: 17 researchers of Flemish university associations representing all disciplines in the Human and Social Sciences Consulting subpanels per discipline

4 VABB 1.0 (December 2010) Publication output Articles in journals –5,150 journals screened –2,521 journals accepted (49%) Books and chapters in books –14,435 items –Norwegian list as fall-back option –17.4% of publishers accepted Points awarded per item –Articles in journals / chapters in books: 1 –Monographs: 4 –Edited volumes : 2 –Articles in proceedings: 0.5

5 Future actions, risks & opportunities Replacing the Norwegian list Finetuning screening of proceedings Differentiation within types of publication Additional types of publication: annotated corpora Risks –Dismay & disaffection –Demise of journals Opportunities: correcting the ISI-bias / OA publishing (From RAE to REF)


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