Franciszek Krawczyk

Franciszek Krawczyk is a Ph.D. candidate at the Doctoral School of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He prepares his Ph.D. as a part of the Evaluation game project on the organizing resistance against unequal relations between centers and peripheries in science. In his study, he focuses on the modern history of (self)organization and evaluation of science in Poland.

He wrote an MA thesis entitled “Scholarly Communication in the Model of Centro-Peripheral Dependencies: The Case of Predatory Journals” as a part of the Evaluation game project.

 Research Interests: geography of knowledge, predatory journals, research evaluation, sociology of science



Taşkın, Z., Krawczyk, F., & Kulczycki, E. (2023). Are papers published in predatory journals worthless? A geopolitical dimension revealed by content-based analysis of citations. Quantitative Science Studies, 1–24.

Krawczyk, Franciszek & Kulczycki, Emanuel (2021). On the Geopolitics of Academic Publishing: The Mislocated centres of Scholarly Communication. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society [accepted for publication]

Kulczycki, E., Hołowiecki, M., Taşkın, Z., & Krawczyk, F. (2021). Citation patterns between impact-factor and questionable journals. Scientometrics, 1-20.

Krawczyk, Franciszek & Kulczycki, Emanuel (2021). How is open access accused of being predatory? The impact of Beall’s lists of predatory journals on academic publishing. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(2), 102271.

Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, E., Szadkowski, K., Ciereszko, K., Hołowiecki, M., & Krawczyk, F. (2020). Local use of metrics for the research assessment of academics: The case of Poland. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 1–19.

Krawczyk, Franciszek. (2020). Geopolityka drapieżnych czasopism: Pozorne centra w globalnym systemie produkcji wiedzy. Nauka, 1, 133–149. DOI: 10.24425/nauka.2020.132626


Research visits:

2022 (March-June) – research visit to the Centre for Higher Education Futures, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.


Conference presentations:

Franciszek KrawczykNon-determinism of academic world-system: connecting studies of resistance with a center-periphery framework”, 4th Annual Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society Conference, Uppsala, 7-9 June 2022

Franciszek Krawczyk, ’Unequal exchange’ and academic publishing: how can the concept reshape perspective on policy?, European Universities – Critical Futures. Keystone Conference, 13-15 December 2021

Franciszek Krawczyk (2021), Autonomous and heteronomous resistance: Polish academia against the hegemony of the West, Kaleidoscope Conference 2021, Cambridge (online), 3-4 June 2021

Franciszek Krawczyk, Emanuel Kulczycki (2019). O metodologicznych wyzwaniach definiowania drapieżności w akademii (Methodological challenges in defining predatory conferences), O konferencji naukowej… i jej fenomenie społeczno-kulturowym (About academic conference… and its socio-cultural phenomenon), Cieszyn, 15 March 2019