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Promoting inclusive metrics of success and impact to dismantle a discriminatory reward system in science

Authors
  • Davies, Sarah W.
  • Putnam, Hollie M.
  • Ainsworth, Tracy
  • Baum, Julia K.
  • Bove, Colleen B.
  • Crosby, Sarah C.
  • Côté, Isabelle M.
  • Duplouy, Anne
  • Fulweiler, Robinson W.
  • Griffin, Alyssa J.
  • Hanley, Torrance C.
  • Hill, Tessa
  • Humanes, Adriana
  • Mangubhai, Sangeeta
  • Metaxas, Anna
  • Parker, Laura M.
  • Rivera, Hanny E.
  • Silbiger, Nyssa J.
  • Smith, Nicola S.
  • Spalding, Ana K.
  • And 4 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Jun 15, 2021
Volume
19
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001282
PMID: 34129646
PMCID: PMC8205123
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Research and Analysis Methods
  • Research Assessment
  • Peer Review
License
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Abstract

This Essay argues that success and impact metrics in science are based on a system that perpetuates sexist and racist ‘rewards’ by prioritizing citations and impact factors; the authors advocate shifting this outdated value system to advance science through principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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