Marton Demeter

Marton Demeter
National University of Public Service · Department of Social Communications

PhD

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Aware of the growing importance of global rankings, universities aim to enhance their positions. However, the exact relation between research productivity and ranking positions is not fully understood in recruitment processes. Taking the field of communication as a case study, this paper analyzes the scholarly performances of 6291 faculty members f...
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This study joins the emerging de-Westernization discourse within communication studies and empirically compares the diversity of Ibero-American, Western, and regional journals at three different levels: authorship, editorial board membership, and citations. Our findings show that through low geopolitical diversity and high regional shares in author...
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The safety of journalists reporting from conflict zones is a complex issue as they are exposed to a variety of challenges on a daily basis. This research aims to identify those multi-dimensional challenges that make Balochistan one of the world's riskiest places for journalists. Based on 30 in-depth interviews with journalists working in the area,...
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The aim of this paper is to examine the publication trajectories of the most productive scholars in communication and media studies between 2015 and 2019. Based on the analysis of 1482 papers of the top-publishing one hundred communication scholars, we identified 126 Scopus-indexed journals in which leading scholars publish, and also examine the ma...
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While there is extensive literature that discusses the historical and institutional background of the relative underdevelopment of Central and Eastern European (CEE) academia in social sciences, we have a limited knowledge on how academics of the region perceive the culture of their scholarly fields. Building upon survey data from 481 social scient...
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Examining research patterns across scientific fields constitutes a growing research enterprise to understand how global knowledge production unfolds. However, scattered empirical evidence has casted light on how the publication diversity of the most productive scholars differ across disciplines, considering their gender and geographical representat...
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The analyses of publishing trends are gaining importance across various disciplines, yet we have limited knowledge on the extent to which international publication processes have developed within the field of legal studies. Based on bibliometric and network analyses focusing on the past two decades, our research investigates publishing and internat...
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Communication education has a long history in most Western societies, but its development dates back only a few decades in Central and Eastern Europe. Taking Hungary as a case study, this paper investigates how young communication scholars perceive the quality of their education, the norms of their academic field and their future career prospects....
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A tanulmány arra vállalkozik, hogy kritika tárgyává tegye mind 1) a globális egyen-lőtlenségek újratermelését eredményező centrális akadémiai nemzetköziesítést, mely figyelmen kívül hagyja egyes földrajzi-gazdasági régiók hátrányos megkülönböztetését, mind pedig 2) a hazai akadémiai minősítési rendszereket (a spanyol ANECA, valamint a lengyel IDUB...
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In this article, I present the results of an analysis of the geopolitical diversity of 61,781 papers that have been published in 17 leading international journals in development studies, and the results of another analysis in which I analysed the career trajectories of 260 faculty members working at 10 highly valued development studies departments....
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Drawing on a unique dataset of Hungarian citizens (n = 767), this study investigates the importance of various populist values through the analysis of differences between the attitudes of pro-Trump and anti-Trump respondents. The results show a strong correlation between Trump sympathy and populist attitudes. While populism is often defined as an a...
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This paper offers a crosscountry and cross-disciplinary analysis of the development of open access publishing from 2000 to 2019. Through an analysis of seven world regions and nine scholarly fields, we found that, while the overall share of open access journals has increased significantly over the last two decades, there are important differences a...
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In light of significant transformations in the television marketplace, audiences are getting progressively disconnected from public service media (PSM) and switching their time and attention to multiplatform companies instead. This study explores how potential audiences socially construct Spanish public television and how these perceptions are shap...
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In this paper we argue that the world-system of global knowledge production, that is, the field of transnational academia, could be conceived as a rather hegemonic and exclusivist social subsystem in which not just the members of the hegemon group, viz. the central agents of the field, but also the underprivileged agents operate in a way that maint...
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This data article describes a dataset showing the five-year performance of 471 researchers from 14 Hungarian research institutions, with a total of 3219 observations. Each observation represent items produced between the 1st January 2014 and the 31th December 2018 by a researcher employed in the sampled research institutions from one of six researc...
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Pursuing excellence is a legitimate ambition of many scholars worldwide. However, between wishful thinking and real facts lies a great leap that can only be bridged using a myriad of resources. We label these the excellence repertoire. Based on 25 interviews with successful communication scholars, we show the key role of accumulating social, econom...
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Founding editor, Professor Miklós Hadas and member of the current editorial board, Ádám Havas are delighted to present the 30th issue of Replika journal founded in 1990 amidst the turbulent period of the democratic transition in Hungary. The first thematic section of this "special" issue aims to represent the journal's enduring self-reflexive acade...
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A 30 éves Replika rövid bemutatása kritikai tudománymetriai módszerekkel Absztrakt: A folyóiratok értékelésénél akkor sem hagyhatjuk figyelmen kívül a tudomány metriai adatokat, ha egyébként nem értünk egyet a tudomány piacosodásával és kvantita tív méricskélésével. Ebben az írásban a 30 éves Replika rövid, tudománymetriai szempon tú elemzését közl...
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In the current article, we tested our hypothesis by which high-impact journals tend to have higher Article Processing Charges (APCs) by comparing journal IF metrics with the OA publishing fees they charge. Our study engaged with both journals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and the Humanities and Social Sciences (H...
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The co-author’s first name is misspelled in the published article. The correct name is “Romina” Istratii, and not “Ronina”. In addition, the co-author’s affiliation should be updated to.
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D e m e t e r M á r t o n d e m e t e r @ k o m e j o u r n a l. c o m D O I : 1 0. 2 0 5 2 0 / J E L-K E P. 2 0 2 0. 3. 29 Absztrakt Jelen írásban, amely a Tömegkommunikációs Kutatóközpont (TK) alapításának ötvenedik év-fordulója alkalmából rendezett konferencián tartott előadásom írott s némiképp kibővített vál-tozata, megkísérlem a TK leginkább...
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The ubiquitous nature of online news, especially in social media, increasingly exposes readers to news even when they are not seeking it. Based on 50 semi-structured interviews with Spanish incidental news consumers, we inductively explore the effects of incidental news consumption and problematize the phenomenology of encountering news passively o...
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This book investigates and critically interprets the underrepresentation of the global South in global knowledge production. The author analyses the serious bias towards scholars and institutions from this region: he argues that this phenomenon causes serious disadvantages not only for authors and institutions, but global science as well by impedin...
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This chapter sets out to study the characteristics of the network of the global academy by showing and explaining the most important connections between publishers, universities, authors, professional organizations, as well as certain external economic and political factors. This final chapter also poses the question as to what should be done. As a...
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This chapter begins with the categorization problems of the world-system of global knowledge production. As a case study, the author presents the situation of Eastern Europe by showing how the Soviet invasion led to the Sovietization of the region, a situation which could be compared with the most commonly known colonization of knowledge. Demeter s...
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In this chapter, Demeter presents a great volume of empirical data on the science output of different world regions. Analysis shows that while different disciplines have a different distribution of academic capital, the center/periphery structure of the field of knowledge production is rather similar in the case of all disciplines with the absolute...
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This chapter deals with the dynamics behind the problem of inequality through a discussion of economic, epistemic, moral and institutional problems, including those directly linked to the global academy. The author introduces the main processes that have historically led to a core-periphery structure in international science. This chapter also disc...
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As this book was intended for a broader audience than just specialists, I tried to spare readers technical paragraphs in the main text that are indispensable in the methodological chapters of academic journal articles. At the same time, from a scholarly point of view, it is extremely important to know the methods we used to get the results. In this...
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This chapter presents the most important considerations behind the gatekeeper activities of central agents, namely editorial policies. This chapter concentrates on the so-called invisible motives of editorial boards, and the author argues that, since editors have to maintain or, preferably, raise the global rank of their journals, they consciously...
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In this chapter, Demeter introduces the main theoretical frameworks of the book, namely the Bourdieusian frame theory and the Wallersteinian world-system theory. Moreover, the author offers a much-needed complex model whereby geopolitical and societal inequalities as well as hegemonies could be properly analyzed in the world-system of global knowle...
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Az Akadémiai Dolgozók Fóruma (ADF) közzétette hivatalos összefoglalóját a magyar pályázatértékelési gyakorlatról. Ezeknek a dokumentumoknak fontos szerepe van a társadalmi vitában. A magam szűkös eszközeivel szeretnék hozzájárulni a vitához azzal, hogy az ADF pontjaihoz-a tudománymetria és a tudástermelés kutatásának szakértőjeként-megjegyzéseket f...
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With today's research production and global dissemination, there is growing pressure to assess how academic fields foster diversity. Based on a mathematical problem/solve scheme, the aim of this study is twofold. First, the paper elaborates on how research diversity in scientific fields can be empirically gauged, proposing six working definitions....
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In this present paper, we analyse the geopolitical distribution of different research approaches represented by the published papers in all the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) journals in communication. The article argues that an analysis of this kind is necessary if a clear picture of the complex pattern of power relations in global knowledge produ...
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Drawing upon 45 in-depth interviews and heterogeneous focus groups with workers at Spanish public television (TVE), this study explores how journalists and feminist activists jointly have interacted to create and manage a movement (Viernes Negros) to preserve their professional independence and demand the transparent appointment of TVE's president...
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In this paper, we analyze the educational paths and networks of core staff members (n = 3325) of the world’s top 100 sociology departments. Results show that a significant overrepresentation of central countries and considerable gender bias can be found throughout sociology departments with strong male dominance in high positions. By using an impro...
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The journalistic field of Spanish public service broadcaster has traditionally been questioned for its lack of political autonomy because of pervasive news manipulations over the course of years. Prompted by these challenges and growing sociopolitical pressures to set a politically free public governance, this study aims to explore how political pr...
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Plan S is a an initiative that aims at ‘opening up’ access to scientific knowledge by ensuring immediate and cost-free (for the reader) access to scientific knowledge under specified Open Access (OA) principles. While the initiative is guided by evidently good intentions to overcome current obstacles that restrict the quick publication, disseminati...
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A Plan S nevű kezdeményezés azt ígéri, hogy segít „hozzáférhetővé tenni” a tudományos tudást azáltal, hogy az olvasók számára azonnali és ingyenes hozzáférés biztosítását követeli a megfelelő Open Access elvek betartása által. Noha akezdeményezés kétség kívül jószándékú, és célja azon jelenlegi publikációs akadályok leküzdésének segítése, melyek há...
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This study analyzes public attitudes towards Euroscepticism in three Mediterranean countries: Spain, Italy and Greece. Specifically, drawing upon cultural backlash theory, we investigate how the general feeling of nostalgia and the rejection of neoliberal values like social and cultural diversity affect citizens’ Eurosceptic attitudes and thus thei...
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The homogenization and commoditization of news have risen since the emergence of the Internet, but have sharply increased in recent years due to economic constraints on news organizations and journalists’ labor conditions. This article explores readers’ perceptions and attitudes toward the economic and informative value of online news in particular...
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This article tests whether the geographic diversity of editorial boards affects the diversity of research papers. Based on a content analysis of 84 journals listed in the Journal Citation Report, we show that diverse editorial boards are more likely to publish more diverse research articles, based on the country of origin of the first author and on...
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The omnipresence and ubiquitous nature of online news on social media has challenged the traditional news production process of most news organizations worldwide. However, most research on this topic has dealt with the impact of social networks on global North societies. In this article, drawing upon a world-systemic approach, we focus on how socia...
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A folyóiratok értékelésénél akkor sem hagyhatjuk figyelmen kívül a tudománymetriai adatokat, ha egyébként nem értünk egyet a tudomány piacosodásával és kvantitatív méricskélésével. Ebben az írásban a 30 éves Replika rövid, tudománymetriai szempontú elemzését közlöm, és az adatokat igyekszem egy értelmező keretbe foglalva prezentálni. Mint az az ele...
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This paper presents an analysis of three modes of assessing academic scholars' productivity, based on their education history and their publication output. The sample consists of the career paths of 231 authors from the Global South that includes the places of their BA, MA and Ph.D. education and their production in terms of the number of their Sco...
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In this article, we construct a concept of positive populism in which some negative elements of classical populism are missing, modified, and even replaced by positive counterparts. As an empirical test, we used mixed-methods analysis on 1,057 tweets of Pope Francis to ask whether a very popular religious influencer’s rhetoric on social media could...
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This study has bifold aims: first it tries to place cultural discourse studies (CDS) in the context of de-Westernization approaches in the field of international science in general, and in communication studies in particular. Second, the study empirically tests whether CDS, through its flagship Journal of Multicultural Discourses, is able to implem...
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This paper expands the framework of the Bourdieusian field theory using a world-system theoretical perspective to analyze the global system of social sciences, or what might be called the world-system of knowledge production. The analysis deals with the main agents of the world-system of social sciences, and it also investigates the core-like and p...
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This paper expands the framework of the Bourdieusian field theory using a world-system theoretical perspective to analyze the global system of social sciences, or what might be called the world-system of knowledge production. The analysis deals with the main agents of the world-system of social sciences, and it also investigates the core-like and p...
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When the shocking phenomenon that there is almost no one global South educated core staff member at the most prestigious central departments, and peripheral scholars should be subjected to global North reeducation in order to be hired by central HEIs ceases to exist, I will immediately believe in the rhetoric that suggests the promotion of the peri...
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In this paper we theoretically interpret empirical results regarding academic habits in communication and media studies. The theoretical framework used is Bourdieu's frame theory throughout the analysis. The purpose of this effort is twofold. First, we argue that the Bourdieusian theory is an adequate theoretical frame for explaining existing data...
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In this research, using the Bourdieusian conceptual framework of the sociology of science, we analyzed the career paths of 426 researchers in communication studies from the Global South. We investigated how academic capital collected in the Global North contributes to the international success of Global South authors, and the alternative ways in wh...
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In this article, we construct a concept of positive populism in which some negative elements of classical populism are missing, modified, and even replaced by positive counterparts. As an empirical test, we used mixed-methods analysis on 1,057 tweets of Pope Francis to ask whether a very popular religious influencer's rhetoric on social media could...
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There is a twofold crisis in Europe: While mass migration is a serious challenge to the whole EU, we also have member-states striking at the EU itself. Our research shows that Hungary, with its overwhelming political communication, became the first post-socialist EU member state to run official anti-Western propaganda since the end of the Cold War...
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In this research, we analyzed all 79 Web of Science (WoS) indexed journals in communication and media studies to disclose main publication patterns. We found that English-language countries dominate the field in a greater extent than in other disciplines, and developing countries are in a weaker position than English-language developed countries no...
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In this research, we explored what has changed in the field of communication and media studies since Edmund Lauf’s research in 2005, in which he analyzed publication patterns of leading communication journals from 1998 to 2002. We compared the results of our current analysis of 14,925 articles published in 72 Web of Science-ranked communication jou...
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In this paper, we present the Eastern European (EE) region as part of the Global South with all its disadvantages, and we will argue that “Sovietization” of the region is, in many respects, similar to the colonization of different world regions. We also show that the disadvantages of the region still exist after the transition, and EE has an especi...
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This article examines the publication practices in the field of communication and media studies (CMS) by analyzing the main patterns and features of Scopus-indexed journals. I generated randomly selected samples from Q1 to Q4 quartiles and investigated the connections between the publisher and the content of a given periodical, the internationality...
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Is communication and media research a deeply international field? Are there real and extensive collaborations between various cultures represented on the highest level? In our current research, we analyzed the most recent 620 articles written by 1456 authors and published in 63 SCImago Scopus Q1-ranked journals in communication and media studies (C...
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In the current research, we showed the strongest parts and the clouds of the speeches of the 2016 presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. A communication control analysis of this type could reveal the role control-characters play in assessing the performance of the actors of political communication. We also concluded that people w...
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This discussion tries to explicate some epistemological problems in connection with negation and the so-called godelian sentences. The paper examines some methods of generating negative formulas from positive bases, an proposes alternative methods which with some antinomic formula could be eliminated. The discussion tries to show, that some epistem...
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A tanulmány első felében a tudományos cikkek lektorálásának intézményét igyekszünk egyrészt elméleti (logikai), másrészt gyakorlati szempontból az ész ítélőszéke elé állítani, nem feledkezve meg a történeti perspektíváról sem. A lektorálást, mint a tudományos legitimáció intézményét annak tágabb, akadémiai kontextusában értelmezzük, ezáltal kapcsol...
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This paper proposes a logical system in which reversible and irreversible processes could be uniformly handled. This attempt originates in the observation that the question of reversibility not essentially emerges in logic, nor yet in temporal logic in spite of the fact that, in principle, it should be an eminent question as regards any action (whe...
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This paper tries to show that framing a propedeutics for a givendiscipline necessarily presupposes some so-called analytical movements with which the conceptual frame of the discipline could be related to itself, and to other disciplines as well. The situation is the same with communication studies, where, as this paper proposes, many of the so-cal...

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It is now generally recognised that research has been embedded historically within a dominant western epistemological framework that has favoured its own standards of knowledge validation. While attention has been given to hierarchies propagated through ethnocentric and racialised paradigms of knowledge and conceptual repertoires calling for a decolonisation of curricula, pedagogy and theoretical thinking, less contemplation has been given to the fact that epistemological hierarchies sustaining the mainstreaming of western science have been perpetrated more fundamentally through the structural and institutionalised mechanisms of research development, funding and dissemination. To diversify knowledge and to ensure that those traditionally silenced by the mainstream epistemology can speak back to and shape more substantively the current scientific domain, it is important to alter the fundamental edifice that enables and communicates research in the first place. Such a decolonial move entails reconsidering critically: a) how research is currently being funded (eligibility criteria, award terms, application process), b) how professional research services in higher educational and research-intensive institutions support research development and what disparities there exist in research development capacity internationally, c) how researchers/academics develop international partnerships and engage with in-country communities in the context of research design and implementation, d) how research is produced and published and, e) who has access to research publications and whether this is open to international critique. This initial problematisation can bring to the fore various problematic patterns and practices that cumulatively sustain inequalities in knowledge production and dissemination, but also direct us to creative ways on how to overcome them. This project reflects my ten years' international development research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, activism in decolonising higher education (@_decolonise) and previous professional experience as SOAS's Research Funding Officer and more recently SOAS's GCRF Project Officer. I have been working to raise reflexivity about ethical issues arising in cross-cultural research and the more fundamental inequalities that characterise research development, funding and dissemination globally.