Evaluation of scientific journals in human and social sciences


  • Maria Teresa Biagetti Sapienza University of Rome




Research evaluation, ANVUR, Scientific Journals, Peer-review, Ethics in research evaluation


The paper discusses the criteria adopted from 2016 by the ANVUR – the Italian Agency for the evaluation of the Universities and of the scientific research – in order to classify the scientific journals in the SSH fields, in which bibliometric indicators are not used. In particular, the paper analyzes the decision to create a class of excellence for journals and to assess the quality of articles, and of journals, using the VQR scores. Besides, the paper addresses problems connected to the peer-review, the methodology proposed by ANVUR in SSH evaluation, and highlights the lack of international guidelines and ethical criteria in scientific research evaluation.


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How to Cite

Biagetti, M. T. (2018). Evaluation of scientific journals in human and social sciences. Bibliothecae.It, 7(2), 419–439. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2283-9364/8954