[Todos CMAT] IMU-Net: Blog on Mathematical Journals

Dr. Roberto Markarian - IMERL roma en fing.edu.uy
Sab Nov 19 08:22:18 UYST 2011


    Blog on Mathematical Journals

In implementation of Resolution 18 adopted by the
IMU General Assembly in 2010:

    "The General Assembly of the IMU asks the EC to create,
     in cooperation with ICIAM, a Working Group that is
     charged with considering whether or not a joint ICIAM/IMU
     method of ranking mathematical journals should be instituted,
     and what other possible options there may be for protecting
     against the inappropriate use of impact factors and similar
     manipulable indices for evaluating research."

the IMU and the ICIAM have created a joint working group to
   study the issue. The working group which was composed of
   N. Joshi, D. N. Arnold, C. Hutchins, J. D. S. Jones,
   M. MacCallum, P. Michor, S. Mueller, and T. Tang has
   finished its work and come up with a report which is on IMU's
   Web page at the following URL:

The working group examined the issue of why a rating of
   mathematical journals is desirable and submitted a detailed
   proposal for IMU/ICIAM journal rating. Before going ahead
   and taking any further action the IMU and ICIAM want to
   explore opinions on a larger scale and get as much input
   as possible from the mathematical community. That is why
   a "Blog on Mathematical Journals" (URL:
   http://www.mathunion.org/journals) has been installed.
   The blog is moderated by a group of 6 persons (D. Arnold,
   C. Hutchins, N. Joshi, P. Olver (chair), F. Planchon,
   T. Tang).

Everyone interested can submit his/her opinion through
   posting an article (e-mail to: journal.blog en mathunion.org)
   and/or forwarding a comment (add a comment to a posted
   article by typing in the "comments" window or sending
   e-mail to journal.blog en mathunion.org).

Please go the mathematical journals blog and join the
   discussion of the issue.

IMU and ICIAM particularly ask you to spread the information
   about the report and blog on mathematical journals widely
   in your community. Input from a wide range of persons is
   necessary to discuss this important issue and prepare for
   the final decision process.

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