Sara Rotnicka

Sara Rotnicka a Ph.D. candidate at the Doctoral School of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She has been writing her Ph.D. on the transformation of discourses on science of science in Poland. She plans to conduct a comparative analysis of the field in the interwar period and 20 years after the Second World War. She will use scientific journals published between 1918-1965 and apply quantitative methods (topic modeling and bibliometric analysis) to analyze discussions about science of science in the mentioned periods. 

Sara finished her master’s degree in philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Sara wrote her MA thesis on Fake Academia and ethical dimensions of predatory publishing with regard to information overload.

Research Interests: information overload, data smog, predatory journals.



Kulczycki, E., & Rotnicka, S. (2022). Consequences of Participating in Questionable Academia: A Global Survey of Authors of Journal Articles and Conference Presentations. 26th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2022), Granada, Spain, 7-9 September 2022.

She wrote a bachelor thesis focused on information overload, entitled The Information Bomb as a threat to wisdom. Cognitive and cultural consequences of information overload.