Publication points and reward of publications, level 1 and 2

Publication levels 1 and 2:

Scientific publication reward is based on levels 1 and 2. Level 2 yields the highest accreditation. Publication channels on level 2 are intended to be understood as the highest leaders in broad academic contexts and those who publish the most influential publications by researchers from a number of different countries. The channels on level 2 will publish about one-fifth of the publications (at national level) within an academic field.

Level 1:

Level 2:

  • The publications council (NPU) of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) decides which publication channels are to be valued as Level 2 after they are proposed by the academic bodies in UHR. 
  • The annual nomination for Level 2 starts 17 August. The deadline for the academic bodies to propose changes to Level 2 is 2 November 2018.
  • Proposals may be addressed to the individual academic field’s representatives or chairperson (see link in right margin)

Points for publication:

Each publication is assigned a number of publication points depending on the form of publication and level (below). These points are distributed between all authors, including those who work in the department sector or at foreign institutions. 

If an institution is to be accredited with publication points for a publication, it must be registered in CRIStin

Category of publication

Points for publication:

Level 1

Level 2

Journal publication: - Scientific article

1

3

Journal publication: - Scientific overview article/review

1

3

Book: - Scientific monograph

5

8

Book: - Academic commentated edition

5

8

Part of book/report: - Scientific chapter/ article (in an anthology)

0.7

1

Scientific/academic publications that are accredited with publication points:

  • Present new insight
  • Are primarily written for a researcher readership
  • Are written in a form that renders the results verifiable or applicable in new research
  • Are published in a publication channel (periodical, series, book publisher, website) and are peer-reviewed. 

Examples of publications that do not qualify for publication points:

  • Textbooks
  • Books targeting the general lay market
  • Popular science books, expository non-fiction
  • Work reports and memorandums
  • Reference books
  • Factual prose/technical literature that is not based on original research
  • Fiction
  • Translations
  • PhD theses
Published 27. November 2015 - 9:46 - Updated 2. May 2022 - 8:39