Evaluating research in local and professional communities

The articles in this monograph reflect on the challenges facing scientific communication when the subject in general or its particular geographic, social or language focus are perceived as peripheral in research, as is the case with tourism, sport, the humanities or minority languages. The articles explore the changes in the way indicators are being used to evaluate this research, the transition towards an open science system and the (re)valorisation of the social contribution, scientific communication in these local and professional areas and finally the ways that cultural and governmental infrastructures fail to respond to these changes.