Call for Papers – Number 53 – Research Promotion

Editors of the monograph: Enrique Orduña-Malea (UPV) and Cristina I. Font (UPV)

Instructions for authors:

Deadline: November 15, 2024

Research Promotion

Recent reforms in research evaluation, ranging from the international to the regional level, advocate considering activities related to the dissemination of science, citizen participation, and the societal impact of research results, mainly framed within the Open Science paradigm.

While there are lines of research focused on the dissemination of Science, these tend to focus on experiences and activities related to Science in general, including aspects such as “public understanding of Science” or “communication of Science.” However, fewer studies, especially empirical ones, focus on the dissemination and promotion of specific research results. The emphasis is not focused on bringing “Science” to society and citizens but rather on disseminating the findings on a particular study or research in the most effective way to achieve more readings, citations, or shape professional visibility and reputation.

This special issue is dedicated precisely to the analysis of the techniques of dissemination and promotion of research results. Without attempting to offer an exhaustive and limited list of topics, there will be very welcome contributions related to the following issues:

  • Identifying, describing, and classifying activities for disseminating and promoting research results, including academic SEO, general and academic social networking sites, distribution lists, presence at academic events, academic advertising, writing press releases, etc.
  • Experiences of activities, in which emphasis is placed on the design of the activity, the monitoring and analysis of the results obtained, and the decisions and actions taken based on the evidence of results.
  • The effect of dissemination and promoting activities on the citation-based impact of the studies and the building of an online academic identity.
  • The discussion on the role of research professionals in disseminating scientific results, influencing the current division of scientific work labor, the actors that should undertake these activities, and how they should be trained or rewarded.
  • The integration and evaluation of dissemination activities in research/academic evaluation processes (promotion, financing, remuneration), contributing to the debate about whether the dissemination activities carried out in evaluation processes should be evaluated and, if so, how.
  • Perception of the different strategies to promote scientific results both on the research community and the lay-public.
  • Ethical considerations and responsibilities in promoting research results.

Contributions can include literature reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, quantitative analyses, qualitative studies, theoretical/conceptual works, case studies and professional experiences, Methods papers, and Data papers.

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