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Report of the IMU/ICIAM Working Group on Journal Ranking (June 2011)

2011年11月21日

会員の皆様

国際数学者連合(IMU)では2010年の総会において、ワーキンググループをICIAM(International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)と協力して設け、

について議論することを決議しています。

日本数学会でもこの問題について以前から継続的に議論を行ってまいりました。実際、ICIAM, IMU, IMS(Institute of Mathematical Statistic)が共同で設立しました
Joint ICIAM/IMS/IMU-Committee on “Quantitative Assessment of Research
が提出しましたレポートの翻訳を作成して会員の皆様に提示しています。

下記に引用いたしますIMU Secretary からの書簡にありますが、IMUとICIAMのワーキンググループが詳細のレポートを提出しましたので、ここに会員の皆様にご案内いたします。

また、ワーキンググループでは、レポートに書かれた提案を実行する前に、数学界から幅広く意見を集約したいと考え、ブログ
"Blog on Mathematical Journals"
(URL: http://www.mathunion.org/journals)
を立ち上げております。ご意見を是非このブログにお送りください。

日本数学会理事会でも、今後この問題について主体的に対応を進めてまいりますので、理事会にもご意見をお寄せください。

理事長 宮岡 洋一

IMU Secretary からIMU Adhering Organizationsヘの書簡

Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:01:43 +0100
From: IMU secretary <secretary@mathunion.org>
To: ao@mathunion.org
Subject: IMU AO CL 11/2011: Blog on Mathematical Journals

To: IMU Adhering Organizations
From: IMU Secretary

Dear colleagues,

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 that is attached to this circular letter and can be found on IMU's Web page at the following URL:
http://www.mathunion.org/publications/reports-recommendations.

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@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@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.

Best regards

Martin Groetschel
IMU Secretary

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