Emancipating Scholars: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Output
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This research describes the current state of a scholarly publication machine that is highly dependent on journal rankings. Through a critique of the current system and the methodologies used to measure the notion of quality in scholarly research one can discover that the current system is set up to limit a system of open democratic discourse. The process of journal ranking is inherently political and we show how the use of these rankings can stifle the discourse, thereby allowing only a select elite few to be participants. By identifying the constructs of ideational influence and social influence we attempt to create a composite measure for scholarly quality. We draw from past works on communicative theory and democratic discourse to propose a system that has greater transparency, more equal access, open participation, increased truthfulness, and lower power differences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Naples Italy: CMS7 , 2011. , 31 p.
, Critical Information Systems Research
critical social theory, democratic discourse, scholarly influence, ideational influence, social influence, institutional influence, Habermas
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-14912ISBN: 978887146778-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-14912DiVA: diva2:459506
7TH INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES CONFERENCE (CMS7 2001) NAPLES, ITALY JULY 11-13, 2011