Notability for academics
Rewrite 1 Slight Modification of present text:
6. The person has received a notable NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL award or honor, rationale: "often nominated" refers to Nobel prize noms, and is imprecise & unnecessary.
1/2. The person is regarded as an important figure or significant expert by peers, AS SHOWN BY SPECIFIC NONTRIVIAL MENTIONS OR ARTICLES
5. The person is known for originating an important new concept, theory or idea. ACCEPTED IN THE FIELD OR KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC Rationale: deals with pseudoscience, etc.
3. The person has created a significant and well-known work OR BODY OF WORK, which has been subject of multiple independent works or reviews, has been widely cited by other authors, or is the basis for respected curriculum.
(problem: this excludes authors of single widely used textbooks) rationale: merges various possibilities into one general class
4. The person's collective body of work is significant and well-known. TO EITHER THOSE IN THE FIELD OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC Rationale: deals with pseudoscience, etc. , and many miscellaneous cases
Rewrite 2 Major Recomposition of what i think is the present consensus
These are the N guidlines for academics in their capacity as academics--they may also be N in other ways, either related to their profession (administrators, public servants, artists, musicians, teachers, etc.) or otherwise (athletes, politicians, etc.) They can be N or by judgment of their professional peers in one of the following ways:
1. As researchers, judged by their peers: The basic way is publication of a significant number of research works in their subject that are considered notable by their peers. The number and type of works, and the criteria for recognition, depend on the field. In the humanities, these works are usually books, and are judged by reviews in professional reviewing sources. In the sciences, they are normally articles in peer-reviewed journals, and are judged by the quality of the journal and the number of subsequent citations. Other types of publication are possible, such as patents. The number will vary by field; one criterion is the number of publications required for tenure at a major research university. Note: this category includes the previous factors, which can be used as alternatives to number of research publications a/ regarded as an important figure by independent academics in their field b/ The person's collective body of work is significant and well-known. c/ The person's work is likely to become a part of the enduring historical record of that field. d/ The person is known for originating an important new concept, theory or idea. e/ As a shortcut, members of national academies, and recipiants of major national (or international) prizes will be considered N.
2/ as Researchers judged by the general public using the standard criteria, such as books, interviews national news accounts, etc. This is intended to include people whose work is regarded as non-Notable or nonscientific by those in their field.
3/ As teachers, judged by their peers by the production of at least two textbooks adopted by several colleges or universities, or recognition by at least two professional bodies other than their own institution.
4/ As academic administrators, such as college presidents, or heads of major foundations.
5/ They can be notable as practioneers of their profession, such as Law, medicine, art and music. Special rules needed here.
6/ They may of course be notable in unrelated ways, such as athletes, politicians, novelists, etc.
Note A. As a guideline for interpretation, full professors in major research university are almost always notable; assistant professors are usually not.
Note B. Applies with appropriate modifications to non-academic researchers in industry, etc.