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Abstract  

This article focusses on third party funding of research in German universities. The centralquestion is, whether funding data can function as suitable indicators for the measurement ofresearch performance of university departments. After a brief description of the importance andthe extent of third party funding in the German system of research funding, the quality of data isdiscussed and the funding indicator is compared with bibliometric indicators. Resultened, one cansay that in subjects where external funding of research is usual, the funding indicator points to thesame direction as other indicators do. Because of the peer review process involved in grantawarding, a funding indicator is in many subjects a suitable indicator to evaluate R&D impacts.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.867
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 1.210
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 106
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Computer Science Apllications
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  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.770
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 1.113
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 95
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)