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Evolving the research assessment landscape

Dr Nick Fowler, Elsevier’s Chief Academic Officer, lends his perspective on the pathway forward for research assessment reform

Zoë Genova

January 26, 2023 9 mins
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Prof Anant Agarwal writes about why we need reform in higher education and how we can empower students to “erect their own towers to success.”
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Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, recommends requiring PhD students to receive training to engage effectively with the public.
The panel New measures of societal impact: From ivory tower to town square featured moderator Dr Arthur Ellis (left) and Panelists Prof Sir Anton Muscatelli, Prof Robin Garrell and Prof Cheryl de la Rey. (Photos by Alison Bert)
Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, recommends requiring PhD students to receive training to engage effectively with the public.
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Our people share their experiences of caregiving at Elsevier (clockwise from left): Maria Aguilar Calero and her son, Mateo; Richard Nicklin and his son; Richard Davies, and Susan Ikeda and her mom.
Elsevier’s Workshop for Ukrainian Editors at the Polish Academy of Sciences opened with a speech from Laura Hassink, Managing Director for STM Journals. (Photo by Thana Khasawneh)
Dr John L Anderson, President of the National Academy of Engineering, writes about the need for systems thinking and diverse voices in engineering.
Mirit Eldor accepts the Women of the Future Corporate Award for Elsevier. Mirit is EVP for Strategy, Secretary of Elsevier’s Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board and Executive Sponsor of Elsevier’s Gender Equity Taskforce. (Photo by Catherine Adenle)
Dr Weida Tong, a lead researcher at the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research and Director of its Bioinformatics and Biostatistics division, has created a virtual lab rat as part of his quest to find data-driven methods to test human toxicity. (App image © istock.com)
In this month’s Not Alone newsletter, Prof Dan Reed, Chair of the National Science Board and Presidential Professor of Computational Science at the University of Utah, writes about what the United States must do to cultivate a science and engineering ecosystem that can respond to today’s challenges.
Prof Marek Kwiek and his doctoral student Lukasz Szymula collaborated with Elsevier’s ISCR Lab for a global study on the age of academia using structured Scopus data on 5 million scientists in OECD countries. This chart shows the change in the median age of scientists between 1990 and 2020 by discipline.
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