© Ramón Martínez García
Universidad de Málaga (España)
The aim of this paper is to expose the results of a critical analysis of the speech applied to the Spanish System of Research and Evaluation legal framework. It will focus on strategic and essential concepts for the proper functioning of the system: transparency, excellence, quality, transfer and impact. The legal narrative around these ideas and how they have been conveyed to the evaluative practice of the scientific research will be examined. The way in which some paradigmatic Anglo-Saxon concepts such as impact and transfer have passed into the Spanish legal system and praxis will be criticized. The idea of assimilating the impact of science as an Impact Factor is of outstanding relevance. This assimilation without interpretation has produced a systematic lack of respect for the general principles of law that should be applied to the scientific evaluation according to the enacted regulation.