T035


ICT and STS knowledge diffusion: actor's (publishers, authors, editors) strategies, critics and trends
Convenors:
Sergio D'Antonio Maceiras (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Angel Gordo López (Universidad Complutense)
Celia Díaz-Catalán (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Stream:
Tracks
Location:
112b
Sessions:
Thursday 1 September, 9:00-10:45 (UTC+0)

Short abstract:

Main objective is to explore different collectives participating in STS diffusion to analyze strategies editors and authors lead to cope with metrics pressure. A second purpose is to generate a network where sharing experiences and ideas to produce new actors in the publications debate.

Long abstract:

In recent decades, the scientific metrics have been multiplied exponentially thanks to the application of information technologies. The use of impact factor and other more recent related indexes in the allocation funds process has been enacted. However, there have been different initiatives, as DORA Declaration or Leiden Manifesto calling the attention on both, the unintended consequences of the excessive use of research metrics and the misuse of these forms of assessment. Some of them are related with the contempt of local research, mainly in Social Sciences.

On the other hand, knowledge diffusion, one of the first aims in Science, is easier than ever with the ICT use as the creation of countless journals highlights. But these new actors face many decisions everyday: open or closed publication, Green or Gold Open Access; .xml or not; English or own languages; SSCI, SCOPUS, none of them and then remain outside hegemonic direction.

Main objective in this track is to explore different collectives participating in STS diffusion and to analyze strategies both editors and authors lead to cope with metrics pressure without forgetting the knowledge diffusion objective. A second, but not less important purpose is to generate a network where sharing experiences and ideas in these directions to produce new actors in the publications debate.