Reading Seminar

The Reading Seminar of Scholarly Communication Research Group is devoted to discussions of the wide set of problems and methods in the contemporary streams of research on research.

The main aim is to provide the members of the group with a stimulating atmosphere for self-learning and development, as well as for an open debate of the most pressing problems, as they emerge from our research. We meet bi-monthly.

If you are interested to join us, please write an email to:

15th of October, 2019

Musselin, C. (2018). New forms of competition in higher education. Socio-Economic Review, 16(3), 657–683.

4th of October, 2019

Weber, M. (2011). Etyka protestancka a duch kapitalizmu. Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

18th of June, 2019

Callon, M. (1984). Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops and the Fishermen of St Brieuc Bay. The Sociological Review, 32(1_suppl), 196–233.

Collins, H. M., Evans, R. (2002). The Third Wave of Science Studies: Studies of Expertise and Experience. Social Studies of Science, 32(2), 235–296.

4th of June, 2019

Hackett, E. J., Amsterdamska, O., Lynch, M., Wajcman, J. (2008). The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [Two first chapters]

Shapin, S. (2012). The Ivory Tower: The history of a figure of speech and its cultural uses. The British Journal for the History of Science, 45(1), 1–27.

31th of May, 2019

Muller, J. Z. (2018). The tyranny of metrics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

24th of May, 2019

Hammarfelt, B., de Rijcke, S. (2015). Accountability in context: Effects of research evaluation systems on publication practices, disciplinary norms, and individual working routines in the faculty of Arts at Uppsala University. Research Evaluation, 24(1), 63–77.

Mathies, C., Kivistö, J., Birnbaum, M. (2019). Following the money? Performance-based funding and the changing publication patterns of Finnish academics. Higher Education.

17th of May, 2019

McKiernan, E. C., Schimanski, L. A., Muñoz Nieves, C., Matthias, L., Niles, M. T., Alperin, J. P. (2019). Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations [Preprint].

Sætnan, A. R., Tøndel, G., Rasmussen, B. (2019). Does counting change what is counted? Potential for paradigm change through performance metrics. Research Evaluation, 28(1), 73–83.

9th of April, 2019

Bagues, M., Sylos-Labini, M., Zinovyeva, N. (2019). A walk on the wild side: ‘Predatory’ journals and information asymmetries in scientific evaluations. Research Policy, 48(2), 462–477.

Horbach, S. P. J. M., Halffman, W. (2019). The extent and causes of academic text recycling or ‘self-plagiarism.’ Research Policy, 48(2), 492–502.

Seeber, M., Cattaneo, M., Meoli, M., Malighetti, P. (2019). Self-citations as strategic response to the use of metrics for career decisions. Research Policy, 48(2), 478–491.

Walsh, J. P., Lee, Y.-N., Tang, L. (2019). Pathogenic organization in science: Division of labor and retractions. Research Policy, 48(2), 444–461.

26th of March, 2019

Pollitt, C. (2013). The logics of performance management. Evaluation, 19(4), 346–363.

Ridgway, V. F. (1956). Dysfunctional Consequences of Performance Measurements. Administrative Science Quarterly, 1(2), 240–247.

Sauder, M., Espeland, W. N. (2009). The Discipline of Rankings: Tight Coupling and Organizational Change. American Sociological Review, 74(1), 63–82.

Woelert, P. (2015). The ‘logic of escalation’ in performance measurement: An analysis of the dynamics of a research evaluation system. Policy and Society, 34(1), 75–85.

12th of March, 2019

Latour, B., Woolgar, S. (1986). Laboratory life: The construction of scientific facts. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

19th of February, 2019

Gibbons, M., Limoges, C., Nowotny, H., Schwartzman, S., Scott, P., Trow, M. (2009). The new production of knowledge: The dynamics of science and research in contemporary societies (Reprinted). London: Sage Publ.

5th of February, 2019

O’Neil, C. (2016). Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. New York, NY: Crown.

Pusser, B., Marginson, S. (2013). University Rankings in Critical Perspective. The Journal of Higher Education, 84(4), 544–568.

15th of January, 2019

Cole, S., Cole, J. R. (1967). Scientific Output and Recognition: A Study in the Operation of the Reward System in Science. American Sociological Review, 32(3), 377–377.

Hackett, E. J. (1990). Science as a Vocation in the 1990s: The Changing Organizational Culture of Academic Science. The Journal of Higher Education, 61(3), 241–279.

7th of December, 2018

Merton, R. K. (1973). The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

20th of November, 2018

Znaniecki, F. (1984). Społeczne role uczonych. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.

30 of October, 2018

Bertocchi, G., Gambardella, A., Jappelli, T., Nappi, C. A., Peracchi, F. (2015). Bibliometric evaluation vs. Informed peer review: Evidence from Italy. Research Policy, 44(2), 451–466.

Bornmann, L. (2008). Scientific Peer Review: An Analysis of the Peer Review Process from the Perspective of Sociology of Science Theories. Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, 33(2), 23–38. Pobrane z:

23rd of October, 2018

Medina, L. R. (2014). Centers and peripheries in knowledge production. New York, NY: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

9th of October, 2018

Stephan, P. (2012). How Economics Shapes Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

11th of September, 2018

Kulczycki, E. (2017). Assessing publications through a bibliometric indicator: The case of comprehensive evaluation of scientific units in Poland. Research Evaluation, 26(1), 41–52.

Kulczycki, E. (2017). Punktoza jako strategia w grze parametrycznej w Polsce. Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe, 1(49), 63–78.

Bornmann, L., Daniel, H.-D. (2008). What do citation counts measure? A review of studies on citing behavior. Journal of Documentation64(1), 45–80.

Academic year 2017/2018

Espeland, W. N., Sauder, M., Espeland, W. (2016). Engines of anxiety: Academic rankings, reputation, and accountability. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Kula, W. (1970). Miary i ludzie. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.

Lamont, M. (2009). How professors think: Inside the curious world of academic judgment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Marewski, J. N., Bornmann, L. (2018). Opium in science and society: Numbers. Pobrane z:

Rousseau, S., Rousseau, R. (2017). Being metric-wise: Heterogeneity in bibliometric knowledge. El Profesional de La Informacion, 26(3), 480–487. Pobrane z:

Warczok, T., Zarycki, T. (2016). Gra peryferyjna: polska politologia w globalnym polu nauk społecznych. Warszawa: Scholar.

Xia, J., Harmon, J. L., Connolly, K. G., Donnelly, R. M., Anderson, M. R., Howard, H. A. (2015). Who publishes in “predatory” journals? Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(7), 1406–1417.