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Nobel winners for discoveries on cellular vesicle transport speak out at ASCB in New Orleans
Date:12/12/2013

y critical of "journal impact factors" or JIFs, a statistical measure of how often a journal is cited in other papers, as "a deeply flawed measure" that is damaging scientific integrity. JIFs have become the widely accepted measure for scientific hiring, advancement, and funding, Schekman wrote, despite their well-known flaws.

The JIF became a major issue at last year's ASCB Annual Meeting when a group of scientists and journal editors drew up the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), calling for scientists to turn their backs on JIFs and find new measures of individual research value. This week, just six months after the DORA petition was first posted publicly, the number of scientists and scholars including many from the social sciences and the humanities who have signed DORA passed the 10,000 signature mark. An additional 423 scientific and scholarly organizations have also signed. Schekman, a former president of the ASCB and an early DORA supporter, is expected to expand on the DORA premise in his address to the cell biologists on Monday night.

"When we first talked about the ideas that became DORA last year in San Francisco, none of us thought that it would explode like this," said Stefano Bertuzzi, the Executive Director of the ASCB. "As cell biologists, we thought it was our issue but now the 10,000 plus signatures for DORA so far prove that JIFs are seen as serious threat in many fields of science and scholarship. This is not just egghead, ivory tower stuff. What comes out of our labs and our universities is the power that drives our future economy. Research will make or break our future health. DORA is not about footnotes. It's about keeping research honest and vital."

Bertuzzi continued, "The ASCB is delighted to have two of our ownRandy and Jimcoming from Stockholm to New Orleans to use their new fame to stand up for critical issues like budget cuts and DORA."

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Contact: John Fleischman
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513-706-0212
American Society for Cell Biology
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