The LIFT formula,
used by many universities in the World,
PHD graduations,
and appointment to various professorial positions
(note that the list of achievements is reset to zero
after each and every promotion,
which means, after PhD graduation,
before a person becomes a docent,
the person has to stay some time in the post-doc position,
before he/she generates good enough results
to be promoted to the docent position):


L=1 for PHD graduations, after which the formula is reset to zero.
L=2 for Assitant Professor appointment, after which reset to zero.
L=3 for Associate Professor appointments, and then reset to zero.
L=4 for Full Professor appointments, and then reset to zero.
L=5 for appointing a Professor Emeritus.
L=6 (after Emeritus appointment) to Emeritus for Life appointment.
   Please, note that the election to the Emeritus professor grade
   is a two-stage process, and regulated by precise rules
   (not by vote based on personal opinions).


A factor which makes the requirements tougher,
in response to better results of the competition.
Any incremented requirements must be announced well in advance.


F=1 for low SCI production fields, like law or economy.
F=2 for medium SCI production fields, like engineering or medicine.
F=3 for high SCI production fields, like physics or chemistry.

For example, if F=2 for engineering, than
one gets PhD after two SCI papers,
one becomes an Assistant Professor after another 4 are published
(the two used for PhD graduation do not count),
one becomes an Associate Professor after another 6 SCI papers
(those used for the previous promotion do not count),
Full Professor after another 8 SCI papers,
Emeritus for limited time after another 10 SCI papers,
and Emeritus for Life, after another 12 SCI papers.

This means,
in engineering, full professors will have 20 or more papers!


The formula should be applied with a delay of T years
(not immediately, so people have time to prepare for new rules),
as follows:

T=1 for high SCI production fields.
T=2 for medium SCI production fields.
T=3 for low SCI production fields.

In the meantime, for less resistance to new rules,
the old and much easier criteria should be applied,
so the pipeline of old-timers wishing promotion is drained out
(the assumption is, if promoted, they will not obstruct new rules).