Carey Ming-Li Chen & Wen-Yau Cathy Lin from Taiwan have just published an article reflecting on lessons to be learned from DORA and the Leiden Manifesto. Although the article is written in Chinese, it includes a long summary in English which can be found at the end. The article compares the Leiden Manifesto and DORA: their frameworks, citation impact, and channels of dissemination. Comparing the document type and journals of citing works, the authors find that DORA has been emphasized by editorial board of journals, whereas the Leiden Manifesto has been cited by articles in scientometrics related fields or interdisciplinary mega journals. Since the Leiden Manifesto was published in Nature, it seems that it disseminated quickly and rapidly accrued citations. However, DORA was designed to be signed, to enable institutions to show that they are working against the impact factor. Nevertheless, as researchers in the scientometrics and research policy fields, the authors agree that indicators themselves are not evil, but we definitely should treat them correctly. The authors see the role of the Leiden Manifesto not limited to discussing the misuse of the impact factor or other indicators; in addition it aims to facilitate consensus between practitioner and stakeholders in their understanding of indicators and research assessment.
The paper is available here.