The 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:

Starting from 2021 our seminars have taken an open online form. You can find the list of seminars here: Science and (semi)peripheries and Philosophy of Higher Education.

30th of April, 2021

Szadkowski K., Krzeski K., (2021) The common good and academic freedom in Poland, Preprint.

9th of March, 2021

Luczaj, K. (2019). Foreign-born scholars in Central Europe: A planned strategy or a ‘dart throw’? Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 1–19.

Luczaj, K. (2020). Conceptualising the academic periphery: The case of Eastern European academic systems. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 1–17.

Luczaj, K (2021). Doznawanie klasy w perspektywie mikrosocjologicznej. Przypadek pracowników naukowych., Preprint

9th of February, 2021

Bourdieu, P. (1984). Conflict of the Faculties. In Homo Academicus. (pp. 36-72) Stanford University Press.

26th of January, 2021

Bourdieu, P. (1984). Preface to the English Edition. In Homo Academicus. (pp. IX-XXVI) Stanford University Press.

12th of January, 2021

Sapiro, G. (2018). Field Theory from a Transnational Perspective. W T. Medvetz & J. J. Sallaz (Red.), The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu (T. 1). Oxford University Press.

Buchholz, L. (2016). What is a global field? Theorizing fields beyond the nation-state: What is a global field? Theorizing fields beyond the nation-state. The Sociological Review Monographs, 64(2), 31–60.

Krawczyk, S. (2019). Gust i prestiż. O tworzeniu pola prozy fantastycznej w Polsce [Taste and Prestige: On the Making of the Field of Speculative Fiction in Poland], PhD Thesis.

18th of December, 2020

Krawczyk, F. & Kulczycki, E. (2020) On Geopolitics of Predatory Publishing: the Simulacra of the Central Scholarly Communication, preprint

20th of October, 2020

Taskin, Z. (2020). Forecasting the Future of Library and Information Science and its Sub-fields, Preprint

13th of October, 2020

Goodman, B. A., & Montgomery, D. P. (2020). “Now I always try to stick to the point”: Socialization to and from genre knowledge in an English-medium university in Kazakhstan. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 48, 1-13.

Miller, C. R. (1984). Genre as social action. Quarterly journal of speech, 70, 151-167.

Tardy, C. M., Sommer-Farias, B., & Gevers, J. (2020). Teaching and Researching Genre Knowledge: Toward an Enhanced Theoretical Framework. Written Communication, 37(3), 287–321.

22nd of September, 2020

DiMaggio, P. J., & Powell, W. W. (1983). The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields. American Sociological Review, 48(2), 147.

Meyer, J. W., & Rowan, B. (1977). Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony. American Journal of Sociology, 83(2), 340–363.

Beckert, J. (2010). Institutional Isomorphism Revisited: Convergence and Divergence in Institutional Change. Sociological Theory, 28(2), 150–166.

15th of September, 2020

Marx, K., & Engels, F. (2002). The communist manifesto. Penguin.

9th of April, 2020

Nalimow W.W., Mulczenko Z.M (1971). Naukometria. Warszawa: WNT.

Price, D. J. de S. (1971). Little science, big science. Columbia Univ. Press.

6th of April, 2020

Swatek A. Publishing research in international English-language academic journals:the examination of the challenges and needs in English Academic Writing (AWE) of early-career scholars in Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland. Grant project

17th of March, 2020

Szadkowski K. The public good and the higher education in Poland. Preprint

31st of January, 2020

Vera H. (2008). Economic Rationalization, Money and Measures: A Weberian Perspective. In Chalcraft, D. J. (Red.). Max Weber matters: Interweaving past and present. (pp. 135-148) Ashgate.

Dahler-Larsen, P. (2012). Modernity and Its “Evaluation Imaginary” In The evaluation society. (pp. 99-119). Stanford: Stanford University Press

28th of January, 2020

Zaród, M. Stabilised Instability. Hacking Tournament As a Laboratory. Preprint

Zaród, M. (2018) “Aktorzy-sieci w kolektywach hakerskich.”. Phd Thesis (pp. 257-272)

14th of January, 2020

Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature, 489(7415), 179–179.

Chavarro, D., Ràfols, I., & Tang, P. (2018). To what extent is inclusion in the Web of Science an indicator of journal ‘quality’?. Research Evaluation27(2), 106-118.

Frandsen, T. F. (2017). Are predatory journals undermining the credibility of science? A bibliometric analysis of citers. Scientometrics, 1–16.

Grudniewicz, A., Moher, D., & Cobey, K. D. (2019). Predatory journals: No definition, no defence. Nature, 576, 210–212.ą

7th of January, 2020

Grzechnik, M. (2019). The Missing Second World: On Poland and Postcolonial Studies. Interventions, 21(7), 998–1014.

Kuzhabekova, A. (2019). Invisibilizing Eurasia: How North–South Dichotomization Marginalizes Post-Soviet Scholars in International Research Collaborations. Journal of Studies in International Education.

Müller, M. (2018). In Search of the Global East: Thinking between North and South. Geopolitics, 1–22.

17th of December, 2019

(2018) Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, 3(17).

(2017) Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, 1(11).

(2016) Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, 1(7).

Dezhina, I. (2014). Russia’s Academy of Sciences’ reform: Causes and consequences for Russian science. Russie. Nei. Visions77, 1-27.

Kirchik, O., Gingras, Y., & Larivière, V. (2012). Changes in publication languages and citation practices and their effect on the scientific impact of R ussian science (1993–2010). Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology63(7), 1411-1419.

Platonova, D., & Semyonov, D. (2018). Russia: The Institutional Landscape of Russian Higher Education. In J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, & I. Froumin (Eds.), 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries (pp. 337–362). Springer International Publishing.

Smolentseva, A. (2017). Where Soviet and neoliberal discourses meet: The transformation of the purposes of higher education in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. Higher Education, 74(6), 1091–1108.

Smolentseva, A. (2019). Field of Higher Education Research, Russia. In Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions (pp. 1–8). Springer Netherlands.

Tret’yakova, O. G. (2015). Development of national citation index as a condition for the formation of a system to evaluate scientific research performance. Economic and social changes: facts, trends, forecast, (1),

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.

31st 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.

30th 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.