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In recent years, university sectors worldwide have undergone intense reforms under the influence of the global ideas of ‘new public management’ and ‘new managerialism’. National policies have widely adopted global scripts with advocacy for strengthening academic leadership as the essential ingredient of successful university transformation. However...
Purpose This study aims to assess the validity of citation metrics based on the disciplinary representative survey. Design/methodology/approach The present project compared citation rankings for individual scientists with expert judgments collected through a survey of 818 Russian sociologists. The Russian Index of Science Citation was used to cons...
Publication-based metrics have caused a number of strategic responses regarding scientists’ publication practices, including involvement in questionable research practices. One of such practices is the fictitious co-authorship that allows authors easily to increase the number of publications. This study examines the changes in publishing behavior i...
We examined the role of peer review in the quality assurance system developed for the regulation of higher education institutions in Russia. Given their negative attitude towards the state’s attempts to increase control over universities, how can the participation of academics in regulatory activity be explained? This essay applies resource allocat...
The article presents a typology of academic journals based on the difference in the sources of resource dependence. Academic journals are divided into journals existing at the expense of the authors who need publications primarily for academic promotion, and journals for which communication is essential, so they depend on the number of subscription...
Recently, we are witnessing an aspiration in the social sciences to collect and analyze the data about human behavior that is being produced with an unprecedented depth and scale. In this article, we discuss how this new data may impact sociology. Big Data has been defined in various ways in literature. Some of the latest works reveal that the key...