BFI close down

In 2021, a new political agreement was finalised. With this agreement the Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) was terminated. The steering committee, BFI commission, and research expert groups ceased to exist as of December 3rd, 2021. All activities related to BFI were discontinued at the same time. So was current process where journals are rated for the BFI lists.

The Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) was launched in 2009 as part of a political agreement on how to distribute new research block grants between the universities. In 2012, BFI was fully integrated into the model, with 25% of the new block grants being allocated based on BFI-numbers.

Going forward, the allocation of block grants is base on the BFI-numbers from 2020 contained in the harvest in June 2021. However, the weight of BFI is changed so that in 2022 18 % of the block grants are allocated according to BFI, and in 2025, 23 % of the block grants.

There is still focus on registering publications in Pure at Aarhus University. Registering research activities and publications are important components of the researchers' personal AU homepages. In addition, Pure provides data for AU Key Statistics and the Open Access Indicator.