Table 1: Internalizing targets

From: Research assessment: The limits of excellence

Research outputsLaboratory-based sciences: minimum (Min) and aspirational (Asp) targets
 LecturerSenior lecturerAssociate professorProfessor
 MinAspMinAspMinAspMinAsp
N° publications1.5436487.515
Impact factor4.516924123222.560
Proportion in A/A* journals†35%55%45%65%55%80%55%80%
Research income (AUS$)$5,000$40,000$30,000$125,000$150,000$500,000$500,000$1,000,000
  1. † Ranking of journals as a proxy for quality (A/A* being the two highest) was abandoned by the ERA in 2011.Measurements used by the Excellence in Research for Australia system are finding their way into internal targets set by research institutions. Here is one example of 2011 targets from a leading Australian university.