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The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. The declaration was developed in 2012 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines and all key stakeholders including funders, publishers, professional societies, institutions, and researchers. We encourage all individuals and organizations who are interested in developing and promoting best practice in the assessment of scholarly research to sign DORA.

Good practices

I decided about 40 years ago that I wanted to publish only in journals at which practicing scientists did the editing and editorial decision-making and at which the overall goal was to serve…

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John Pringle, Stanford University

When Gary Struhl and I decided to work on planar polarity 20 years ago, we decided for a variety of reasons to avoid publishing in some of the journals that happen to have the highest impact…

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Peter Lawrence, Cambridge University

The high glamour journals, which sport the highest journal impact factors, are driven by incentives that run counter to the needs and interests of professional scientists. In their need for an uber…

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Jasper Rine, University of California

Supporting organizations

ASCB

Cancer Research UK

The Company of Biologists

eLife

EMBO

F1000 Research

Hindawi

PLOS

Wellcome

Steering committee

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry, Chair

Imperial College London

Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Veronique Kiermer

Veronique Kiermer

PLOS

Robert Kiley

Robert Kiley

Wellcome

Catriona MacCallum

Catriona MacCallum

Hindawi

Erin McKiernan

Erin McKiernan

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Claire Moulton

Claire Moulton

Company of Biologists

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

eLife

Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer

EMBO

Fiona Reddington

Fiona Reddington

Cancer Research UK

Erika Shugart

Erika Shugart

American Society for Cell Biology

Staff

Anna Hatch

Anna Hatch

DORA Community Manager