London School of Economics

Institution Profile: London School of Economics
LocationUnited Kingdom
Type of InstitutionSpecialized University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesSocial sciences
Summary of Intervention(s)

• In 2016 the London School of Economics (LSE) published a statement on its commitment to principles of responsible use of citation metrics.
• Its 12 principles were derived from the Leiden Manifesto and DORA, but the LSE translated high-level principles from these sources into the context of social sciences.
• For example, the principles cite the importance of locally relevant research from different regions of the world and highlight the propensity of many non-English language journals to fall outside the coverage of major citation databases and to not have impact factors.
• The research outputs assessed in hiring, tenure and promotion decisions should reach beyond simply research publications and include datasets and software.

Source Material
2016 Principles
LinkEquity and inclusion, Responsible Metrics
Scope of PolicyInstitution-wide
Academic DisciplinesSocial sciences

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