Current Projects

Contemporary Polish Humanities in the face of the Challenges of Scientometrics (2014-2018)

The aim of the project is to investigate how the social sciences and humanities are defined within science policy and how they are evaluated through various scientometric indicators in Poland. We will investigate whether the humanities can be evaluated through the bibliometrics indicators and how scholars in of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland adapt to the bibliometrics assessment.

The project is financed by the National Programme for the Development of Humanities in Poland (decision number 0057/NPHR3/H11/82/2014) and has been scheduled for four years: we started in September 2014 and will finish the work by the end of 2018.

Emanuel Kulczycki is the Principal Investigator. Aneta Drabek, Ewa A. Rozkosz are Investigators. Marek Hołowiecki is a coordinator.

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Main publications

  1. Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, A.E., (2017) Does an expert-based evaluation allow us to go beyond the Impact Factor? Experiences from building a ranking of national journals in Poland. Scientometrics. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2261-x [PDF]
  2. Kulczycki, E., Korzeń, M., Korytkowski, P. (2017). Toward an excellence-based research funding system: Evidence from Poland. Journal of Informetrics. 10.1016/j.joi.2017.01.001 [Link]
  3. Kulczycki, E. (2017). Assessing Publications through a Bibliometric Indicator: The Case of Comprehensive Evaluation of Scientific Units in Poland. Research Evaluation. doi: 10.1093/reseval/rvw023 [Link]
  4. Komunikacja naukowa w humanistyce, red. Kulczycki, E., Wydawnictwo Naukowe Instytutu Filozofii UAM, Poznań 2017, pp. 328. [PDF]
  5. Kulczycki, E. (2016). Ocena humanistyki w świetle wyzwań Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Humanistyki. Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa52(1 (207)), 149-162. [PDF]
  6. Kulczycki, E. (2016). Rethinking Open Science: The Role of Communication, Analele Universitatii din Craiova, Seria Filosofie, Vol. 37 (1/2016), 81–97. [PDF]
  7. Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, E. & Drabek, A. (2016). Ocena ekspercka jako trzeci wymiar ewaluacji krajowych czasopism naukowych. Nauka, 1/2016, 35–58. [PDF]
  8. Drabek, A., Rozkosz, E., Hołowiecki, M., & Kulczycki, E. (2015). Polski Współczynnik Wpływu a kultury cytowań w humanistyce. Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe, 2(46), 121-138. doi: [PDF]
  9. Kulczycki, E., Drabek, A., & Rozkosz, E. A. (2015). Publikacje a zgłoszenia ewaluacyjne, czyli zniekształcony obraz nauki w Polsce. Nauka, 35–58. [PDF]
  10. Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, E., & Drabek, A. (2015). Publikacje polskich badaczy w czasopismach z list ERIH w kontekście ewaluacji jednostek naukowych. Kultura i Edukacja, 107/1: 149–72. DOI: 10.15804/kie.2015.01.08 [PDF]

European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (2016–2020)

The challenge of the Action is to enable the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) to better demonstrate their true place in academia and society. To do so, the Action proposes to bring together different strands of work consecrated to SSH research evaluation, currently under development in different parts of Europe, in order to gain momentum, to exchange best practices and results, and to avoid unnecessary duplication.

COST Action CA15137 is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.

Emanuel Kulczycki is the Scientific Representative and Marek Hołowiecki is the Grant Manager in the Grant Holder Institution  (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań).

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Main publications

  1. Kulczycki, E., Engels, T., Nowotniak., R. (2017). Publication patterns in the social sciences and humanities in Flanders and Poland. W: Proceedings of ISSI 2017 Wuhan: 16th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Wuhan, China, 16–20 October 2017, pp. 95–104. [PDF]

Past Projects

A History of the Idea of Communication. Transformations of Communication Practices in the light of the Philosophy of Culture (2012–2016)

The aim of the project is show how the past communication practices can be investigated. The research hypothesis presented in the project assumes that there is a relationship between the historical transformation of social structures, value systems, and world-views with the forms of communication that are accepted in a given community. The research group focus not so much on the history of theoretical reflection on communication but rather on the analysis of the everyday ideas about the communication in specific historical periods.

Main publications

  1. Kulczycki, E. (2015). Dwa aspekty komunikacji. Założenia komunikologii historycznej  [Two Aspects of Communication. Foundations of Communication History], Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, pp. 282. [in Polish] [PDF]
  2. Kulczycki, E. (2014). Communication History and Its Research Subject, Annals of the University of Craiova – Philosophy Series, Vol. 33 (1/2014), pp. 132-155. [PDF]
  3. Kulczycki, E. (2014). On the Development of Scholarly Communication. A Philosophical Approach to the Communication History, Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia, 4(English Edition), pp. 51-63. [PDF]
  4. Kulczycki, E. (2014). On the philosophical status of the transmission metaphor, „Central European Journal of Communication”, Vol. 7, No 2 (13), 175–188. [PDF]

The project was financed by the National Science Centre in Poland (decision number UMO-2011/03/D/HS1/00388).

Emanuel Kulczycki was a main investigator.