The LSA has endorsed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).  DORA, initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated. The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco and subsequently circulated a draft declaration among various stakeholders. DORA as it now stands has benefited from input by many of the original signers listed below. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. Individuals and organizations who are concerned about the appropriate assessment of scientific research are encouraged to sign DORA.  The LSA is one of 87 organizations endorsing the Declaration as of May 20, 2013.  Read more …