In the UK, the Universities and Science Minister is reported as saying that the research excellence framework (the national assessment exercise coming in from 2014) will seemingly take no notice of which journal an academic publishes in..

“Individual universities may have a different perspective on the journals you should have published in when it comes to promotion and recruitment, but the REF process makes no such judgements,” he said.

It will apparently also…

“encourage departments to “look beyond publication in a peer-reviewed journal as the be all and end all of academic life”.

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