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Emanuel Kulczycki
xq
Emanuel Kulczycki, PhD
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Assessing Publications in the
Hum...
1. Framework of Research Evaluation in Poland
Warsaw
Poland
38 million citizens
430 higher education

institutions
80.000 ...
2009 2012
the 2013 CESU
Ministry of Science
and Higher Education
Republic of Poland
963 scientific units divided into four ...
2. Principles of Publications Assessment
Two main parameters
Articles Monographs
(inlcluding chapters, conference
proceedi...
The A list Journals indexed in the Journal
Citation Reports
Polish or foreign journals without
the Impact Factor
Journals ...
Monographs
1. It has to be reviewed and present an original research problem.
2. It has to contain a bibliography.
3. Its ...
3. Some Consequences
0
12,5
25
37,5
50
Points per publication
50
25
20
54
Chapter in Polish
Chapter in English
Monograph i...
Writing in Polish
Monographs and chapters bring more points, when
they are written in a congress language* than in
Polish:...
Unintended Uses
9
Some universities have published such
regulations:
If you want to get a Ph.D., you have to collect 80 po...
Conclusions
1. The Humanities and the Social Sciences are evaluated

in the same manner as the hard sciences.
2. Points = ...
Thank you
contact: emanuel@ekulczycki.pl
emanuelkulczycki.com
@ekulczycki
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Assessing Publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences: a Case of Parametric Evaluation
 in Poland

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Conference: Research Evaluation for the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Rennes 4-6 June 2015

http://www.ressh.eu

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The purpose of my presentation is to show what sorts of problems occurred in the parametric evaluation in Poland. The most important conclusion of the presentation is that such an evaluation of publications based only on bibliometric indicators and formal conditions caused several crucial problems: (1) a devaluation of writing in Polish, (2) the assessment of predatory journals, and (3) an underestimation of the Humanities and Social Sciences publications in relation to the other group of the scientific units. I will discuss what assumptions of the parametric evaluation brought about these problems.

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Assessing Publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences: a Case of Parametric Evaluation
 in Poland

  1. 1. Emanuel Kulczycki xq Emanuel Kulczycki, PhD Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Assessing Publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences: a Case of Parametric Evaluation
 in Poland Scientometrics Polish Research Group 1
  2. 2. 1. Framework of Research Evaluation in Poland Warsaw Poland 38 million citizens 430 higher education
 institutions 80.000 scholars Comprehensive Evaluation of Scientific Units in Poland (CESU) 2
  3. 3. 2009 2012 the 2013 CESU Ministry of Science and Higher Education Republic of Poland 963 scientific units divided into four categories:A+,A, B, C 3
  4. 4. 2. Principles of Publications Assessment Two main parameters Articles Monographs (inlcluding chapters, conference proceedings, and edited volumes) 4 The Humanities and the Social Sciences are evaluated
 in the same manner as the hard sciences.
  5. 5. The A list Journals indexed in the Journal Citation Reports Polish or foreign journals without the Impact Factor Journals indexed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities. The B list The C list List of Journals 1235 Polish journals in the HSS 15–50 points 1–10 points 10 points 5 Articles in scientific journals
  6. 6. Monographs 1. It has to be reviewed and present an original research problem. 2. It has to contain a bibliography. 3. Its length should be at least 6 author’s sheets. 4. Chapter lenght should be at least a half of author’s sheet. (chapters, editied volumes) Conditions 6
  7. 7. 3. Some Consequences 0 12,5 25 37,5 50 Points per publication 50 25 20 54 Chapter in Polish Chapter in English Monograph in Polish Monograph in English Article – the A list (max) 7
  8. 8. Writing in Polish Monographs and chapters bring more points, when they are written in a congress language* than in Polish: it does not depend on the publisher’s rank or the place of publication. 8 * English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Italian
  9. 9. Unintended Uses 9 Some universities have published such regulations: If you want to get a Ph.D., you have to collect 80 points (of course apart from writing the thesis), and If you want to get a habilitation*, you have to collect 250 points. Impactitis:The Impact Factor SyndromePunktoza * the highest academic qualification in Poland
  10. 10. Conclusions 1. The Humanities and the Social Sciences are evaluated
 in the same manner as the hard sciences. 2. Points = a ‘hard currency’. 3. The CESU – a common topic of private conversations. 4. The primary channel in scholarly communication. 5. The dealing with the research evaluation system. 10
  11. 11. Thank you contact: emanuel@ekulczycki.pl emanuelkulczycki.com @ekulczycki

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