Emanuel Kulczycki

Head of the Scholarly Communication Research Group

am the head of Scholarly Communication Research Group at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where I am appointed as an Associate Professor. Moreover, I am a policy advisor for the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. I got my PhD (2011) and habilitation (2016) in philosophy. 

In 2019, my colleagues and I initiated the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication

Currently, I am a member of the Research Evaluation Council at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. I was the chair of the European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

In my research, I focus on two major fields. The first one is research evaluation, in particular scholarly communication, academic publishing, and Open Science. My recent papers were published in Nature, Research Evaluation, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Informetrics, Scientometrics, and Aslib Journal of Information ManagementThe other field is philosophy of communication and communication metatheory. I am the author of two books in Polish: Theorizing Communication (2012) and Two Aspects of Communication. Foundations of Communication History (2015).

In 2016, I was awarded a Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists in Poland (2016–2019). In 2018, I was a laureate of the scientific award of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

As part of my research, I try to go beyond the walls of the Academy. Therefore, I write popular science articles and essays. For many years, I have conducted seminars and workshops on scholarly communication. Since 2010, I have been writing an academic blog entitled Warsztat badacza (“Scholar’s Workshop”), where I discuss scholarly communication, research evaluation, science policy, and other issues related to the daily work of researchers. Although I write only in Polish, my blog has over 30,000 unique readers per month.


Research Interests: research evaluation, scientometrics, science on science, open science, communication theory

Contact: emek@amu.edu.pl

A list of my publications, grants, and other research activities you can find on my Website: emanuelkulczycki.com