Gema Revuelta, miembro del “Grupo Europeo de Expertos para el estudio de Indicadores Sociopolíticos de Investigación e Innovación Responsables”

gemarevueltaEl objetivo general de este Grupo de Expertos es ayudar a la Comisión Europea a identificar los indicadores existentes y proponer nuevos que puedan medir el impacto de las actividades encaminadas hacia el concepto de Investigación e Innovación Responsables (RRI, Responsible Research and Innovation). La RRI tiene como objetivo principal alinear la investigación y la innovación con las auténticas necesidades y valores de la sociedad.

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Peer review is not perfect

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Often the exalted scientific and medical journals sitting atop the impact factor pyramid are considered the only publications that offer legitimate breakthroughs in basic and clinical research. But some of the most important findings have been published in considerably less prestigious titles. Take the paper describing BLAST—the software that revolutionized bioinformatics by making it easier to search for homologous sequences. This manuscript has, not surprisingly, accumulated nearly 30,000 citations since it was published in 1990. What may be surprising, however, was the fact that this paper was published in a journal with a current impact factor of 3.9.

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