Evaluating Academic Legal Research in Europe
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Evaluating Academic Legal Research in Europe

The Advantage of Lagging Behind

Edited by Rob van Gestel and Andreas Lienhard

Legal academics in Europe publish a wide variety of materials including books, articles and essays, in an assortment of languages, and for a diverse readership. As a consequence, this variety can pose a problem for the evaluation of academic legal research. This thought-provoking book offers an overview of the legal and policy norms, methods and criteria applied in the evaluation of academic legal research, from a comparative perspective.
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Chapter 10: Evaluation of academic legal publications in France

Delphine Costa

Abstract

In France, the evaluation of academic legal publications is not current practice, but it is changing. The national institution in charge of evaluation of research entities takes more and more consideration about legal publications. It is also getting better when submitting academic output for publication and when defending PhD theses. The assessment of legal publications is also important for the recruitment of academic staff (associate and full professors), nationally and locally, but can be increased for promotion of academics and for research funding.

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