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Nature : Special Issue : Impact

Impact: The search for the science that matters

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Image credit: Lorenzo Petrantoni
Nature 502 (2013)
Published online 16 October 2013
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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.

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