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- Nature 502 (2013)
- Published online 16 October 2013
- This Nature special issue examines, through journalism and comment, how the impact of research is traced and measured — and asks whether today’s evaluation systems elevate the most influential science..
One the articles, “Impact: Pack a Punch,” by Amber Dance, includes a recommendation to look at the mission statement of the funding agency to determine the definition of impact for a specific agency. Also of note is Box 1: Stand out from the crowd.