ICIAM/IMS/IMU set up a joint Committee on "Quantitative
Assessment of Research"
The International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
the International Mathematical Union
have formed a
Committee of "Quantitative Assessment of Research" that will
investigate various aspects of the quantitative assessment of
research in mathematics. The Committee will, in particular, look
into impact factors and similar ways to measure research output.
The Committee consists of:
- Robert Adler (Haifa, Israel), appointed by IMS
- Peter Taylor (Melbourne, Australia), appointed by ICIAM
- John Ewing (Providence, USA), appointed by IMU.
The Committee is expected to create a summary of its findings to
be endorsed by the Executive Committees of ICIAM, IMS, and IMU
and to be published afterwards.
ICIAM, IMS, and IMU have formulated an aspirational
help set direction rather than prescribe the final outcome
of the committee's work.