Our previous publications on the R-QUEST topics

Research quality, criteria and evaluation 

Aksnes D. W.; Rip, A. (2009). Researchers’ perceptions of citations. Research Policy 38(6), 895-905. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2009.02.001

Aksnes, D. W. (2006). Citation Rates and Perceptions of Scientific Contribution. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 57(2):169-185.

Aksnes, D.W.; Taxt, R. (2004). Peer reviews and bibliometric indicators. A comparative study of a Norwegian university, Research Evaluation 13(1):33-41. https://doi.org/10.3152/147154404781776563

Langfeldt, Liv; Lisa Scordato (2016). Efficiency and flexibility in research funding. A comparative study of funding instruments and review criteria. Oslo: NIFU Report 9/2016. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2394386/NIFUreport2016-9.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y

Langfeldt, Liv; Lisa Scordato (2015). Assessing the broader impacts of research: A review of methods and practices. Oslo: NIFU Working Paper 8/2015. http://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/handle/11250/282742

Langfeldt, Liv; Svein Kyvik (2011). Researchers as evaluators: tasks, tensions and politics. Higher Education, 62(2): 199-212. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-010-9382-y

Langfeldt, Liv (2006). The policy challenges of peer review: Managing bias, conflict of interests and interdisciplinary assessments. Research Evaluation vol 15(1):31-41. https://doi.org/10.3152/147154406781776039

Langfeldt, Liv (2004). Expert panels evaluating research: decision-making and sources of bias. Research Evaluation, vol 13(1):51–62. https://doi.org/10.3152/147154404781776536

Langfeldt, Liv (2002). Decision-making in expert panels evaluating research. Constraints, processes and bias. Oslo: NIFU, Rapport 6/2002. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/274303/NIFUrapport2002-6.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Langfeldt, Liv (2001). The Decision-Making Constraints and Processes of Grant Peer Review, and Their Effects on the Review Outcome. Social Studies of Science 31(6):820-841. https://doi.org/10.1177/030631201031006002

Langfeldt, Liv (1998). Fagfellevurdering som forskningspolitisk virkemiddel. En studie av fordelingen av frie midler i Norges forskningsråd. NIFU-rapport 12/98. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/277775/NIFUrapport12-1998.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Gulbrandsen, Magnus; Liv Langfeldt (1997). Hva er forskningskvalitet? En intervjustudie blant norske forskere. NIFU-rapport 9/97. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/handle/11250/2425814

Conditions for high quality research & Impact of research policy/policy instruments 

Aagaard, K.; Schneider, J.W. (2016). Research funding and national academic performance – Examination of a Danish success story. Science and Public Policy 43(4):518–531. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scv058

Aksnes, Dag; Mats Benner; Siri Brorstad Borlaug; Hanne Foss Hansen; Egil Kallerud; Ernst Kristiansen; Liv Langfeldt; Antti Pelkonen; Gunnar Sivertsen (2012). Centres of Excellence in the Nordic countries. A comparative study of research excellence policy and excellence centre schemes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Oslo: NIFU Working Paper 4/2012. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2357780/NIFUarbeidsnotat2012-4.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Borlaug, S. B. (2015). Excellence and innovation in research policy – external steering, internal responses. PhD thesis, University of Oslo.

Borlaug, S. B. (2015). Moral hazard and adverse selection in research funding: Centres of excellence in Norway and Sweden. Science and Public Policy 43(3):352–362. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scv048

Langfeldt, Liv; Carter Bloch; Gunnar Sivertsen (2015). Options and limitations in measuring the impact of research grants – evidence from Denmark and Norway. Research Evaluation 24(3):256-270. https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvv012

Langfeldt, Liv; Mats Benner; Gunnar Sivertsen; Ernst Herlof Kristiansen; Dag W. Aksnes; Siri Brorstad Borlaug; Hanne Foss Hansen; Egil Kallerud; Antti Pelkonen (2015). Excellence and growth dynamics – a comparative study of the Matthew effect. Science and Public Policy 42(5):661-675. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scu083

Langfeldt, Liv; Siri Brorstad Borlaug; Dag W. Aksnes; Mats Benner; Hanne Foss Hansen; Egil Kallerud; Ernst Herlof Kristiansen; Antti Pelkonen; Gunnar Sivertsen (2013). Excellence initiatives in Nordic research policies: Policy issues – tensions and options. Oslo: NIFU Working Paper 10/2013. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2358609/NIFUworkingpaper2013-10.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Langfeldt, Liv; Siri Brorstad Borlaug; Magnus Gulbrandsen (2010). The Norwegian Centre of Excellence Scheme. Evaluation of Added Value and Financial Aspects. Oslo: NIFU STEP rapport 29/2010. https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/279217/NIFUrapport2010-29.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Luukkonen, T.; Nedeva, M N.; Bare, R. (2006). Understanding the Dynamics of networks of excellence. Science and Public Policy 33(4): 239-252. https://doi.org/10.3152/147154306781778966

Nedeva M. (2013). Between the global and the national: Organising European science. Research Policy, 42(1):220–230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.07.006

Nedeva M.; K. Baker; S. A. Osman (2014). Policy Pressures and the Changing Organisation of University Research. In C. Musselin and P.N. Teixeira (eds), Reforming Higher Education: Public Policy Design and Implementation. Dorthrecht: Springer. Higher Education Dynamics 41.

Nedeva M.; D. Braun, J. Edler, J. Glaser, P. Laredo, G. Laudel, T. Luukkonen, M. Stampfer, D. Thomas and R. Whitley (2012). Understanding and Assessing the Impact and Outcomes of the European Research Council and its Funding Schemes. https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/api/datastream?publicationPid=uk-ac-man-scw:165120&datastreamId=FULL-TEXT.PDF

Reale, E. Nedeva, M., Thomas, D. Primeri, E. (2014). Evaluation through impact. fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation 39: 36-41.

Sörlin, S. (2007). Funding diversity: Performance based funding regimes as drivers of differentiation in higher education systems. Higher Education Policy (20):413-440. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.hep.8300165

Thomas, D. and M. Nedeva. 2012. Characterizing researchers to study research funding agency impacts: The case of the European Research Council’s Starting Grants. Research Evaluation. 21(4), 257-269.
https:// doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvs020

Öquist G.; Benner, M. (2012). Fostering breakthrough research: a comparative study. Kungliga Vitenskabsakademien. https://knaw.nl/shared/resources/actueel/bestanden/Akademiskrapport_KVA_DEC20122kopia.pdf

Öquist, G.; Benner, M. (2015). Why Are Some Nations More Successful Than Others in Research Impact? A Comparison Between Denmark and Sweden. In: I. M. Welpe, J. Wollersheim, S. Ringelhan and M. (eds.) Incentives and Performance: Governance of Research Organizations p.241-257. Springer International Publishing.