The Policy Context

  • Henk F. MoedEmail author
Part of the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication book series (QQASSC)


This chapter discusses the policy context of the use of informetric indicators in research assessment. It introduces the notion of a multi-dimensional research assessment matrix, representing the multi-dimensionality of research performance, and the multi-faceted domain of science policy and research management. Next, it illustrates the influence of the policy context upon the choice of indicators. Finally, it introduces the notion of meta-studies that inform policy makers and evaluators about how to design an assessment process.


Attraction capacity Hiring Journal manuscript acceptance rates Meta-analyses Minimum performance standards Promotion Quality of academic staff Research assesment matrix Research income Systemic characteristics 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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