Scientific publications as boundary objects: theorising the intersection of classification and research evaluation
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Theory. Taking departure in the concept of ‘boundary objects’ we develop a theoretical framework for analyses of how scientific publications negotiate between different social worlds. Moreover, by adding the perspective of large evaluative infrastructures our study seeks to highlight tensions between local practices and global standards.
Empirical example. One scientific article was analysed in terms of the different ways it can be classified on author and affiliation levels, on a documental level, and on a bureaucratic level. Discussion. Publications are boundary objects residing between social worlds: the context of communication and the context of evaluation. Tensions between social worlds become apparent in infrastructures, which aims to serve the demands both of communication and of evaluation.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Article number||CoLIS paper 1623|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Fredrik Åström & Björn Hammarfelt
The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation: Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Science Research
2015/01/01 → 2018/12/31
Project: Research › National collaboration