Marek Hołowiecki

Marek Hołowiecki. Research Group Manager. Ph.D. candidate in scientometrics. He was a grant manager of the COST ACTION CA15137 “European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities” (2016-2020). 

Research Interests: research evaluation, fake academia, predatory journals

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ORCID: 0000-0001-8217-2815


Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, E. A., 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, doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2020.1846243

Kulczycki, E., Rozkosz, E. A., Engels, T. C. E., Guns, R., & Hołowiecki, M. (2019). How to identify peer-reviewed publications: Open-identity labels in scholarly book publishing. PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0214423. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214423 [PDF]

Drabek, A., Rozkosz, E. A., Hołowiecki, M., & Kulczycki, E. (2015). Polski Współczynnik Wpływu a kultury cytowań w humanistyce. Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe, 2, 121–138. [PDF in Polish]

Hołowiecki, M. (2014). Wykorzystanie e-learningu jako formy kształcenia zdalnego na publicznych uczelniach wyższych w Polsce. Lingua ac Communitas, 24 [PDF in Polish]

Research Projects

Evaluation Game in Academia (2018–2023):

Total funding amount: 500,000 EUR (2.14 million PLN).
Funding institution: National Science Centre in Poland
My role: 
Senior technician, investigator

The main goal of this project is to investigate how copying the regulations of the national research evaluation system in Poland into the local regulations of universities and faculties has produced the parametric game (‘punktoza’ in Polish) and transformed the publication patterns of scholars in the field of social sciences and humanities.

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

Total funding amount: 90,000 EUR (0.4 million PLN).
Funding institution: National Programme for the Development of Humanities in Poland 
My role:

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.