[Sigah-l] Fwd: [Sigmetrics] Call for papers: RESSH2017 - Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (6-7 July 2017, Antwerp)

Jeremy McLaughlin jeremy.mclaughlin at sjsu.edu
Thu Oct 13 15:12:51 EDT 2016

Hello SIG AH,

Please see the call for papers for RESSH 2017.


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From: Raf Guns <raf.guns at uantwerpen.be>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 6:55 AM
Subject: [Sigmetrics] Call for papers: RESSH2017 - Research Evaluation in
the Social Sciences and Humanities (6-7 July 2017, Antwerp)
To: sigmetrics at mail.asis.org

Call for papers: RESSH 2017 –­ Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences
and Humanities
University of Antwerp, Campus Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
6–7 July 2017

The EvalHum Initiative <http://www.evalhum.eu> is pleased to open the call
for papers for its second international conference on Research Evaluation
in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (RESSH), to be held at the
University of Antwerp, Belgium, on the 6th and 7th of July 2017.

This conference is jointly organized with COST Action CA15137 “European
Network for Research Evaluation in the SSH (ENRESSH)” and follows the
highly successful first conference that was held in Rennes, France, in June
2015. The aim of this event is to bring together a wide range of
researchers and stakeholders interested in questions of research evaluation
and the societal impact of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH).

Conference themes

The development of research evaluation protocols and performance-based
funding systems is rooted in policy decisions aiming to improve research
and the research system as a whole. However, the implementation of such
policies has attracted a great deal of criticism, especially from the SSH.
The purpose of the RESSH conference is to explore whether evaluation can be
useful to SSH researchers, whether it seeks to improve the quality and
relevance of research or whether it is simply a management tool for the
allocation of funds or imposition of policy.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

   - Evaluation of societal relevance of SSH research
   - Notions of quality in SSH research
   - Diversity in SSH research and its relation to assessment
   - Bibliometric indicators for the SSH
   - Alternative metrics of SSH research impact
   - Data sources on SSH research output
   - Evaluation practices in SSH
   - Role of evaluation in knowledge production processes
   - Effects of evaluation and performance-based funding on SSH research
   and researchers
   - Peer review in the SSH
   - Open Access for SSH and its potential for assessment of research
   - The international dimension in SSH research
   - Characteristics of dissemination channels

In each case, authors are expected to explicitly link the topic to
evaluation of SSH research. Case studies of specific fields are welcome.

Conference Organisers

EvalHum <http://www.evalhum.eu> is an open initiative, aiming at promoting
the study of SSH research and increasing its visibility among scholars of
other fields and disciplines, the lay public and stakeholders and decision
makers. Evaluation appears as an interesting tool to achieve this.

EvalHum seeks to break both locked-in and locked-out syndromes affecting
the SSH, through bringing together all actors, with an emphasis on research
evaluators, but also on the shop floor of the SSH researchers.

Scientific committee

   - Tim ENGELS
   - Ioana GALLERON
   - Raf GUNS
   - Emanuel KULCZYCKI
   - Michael OCHSNER
   - Jolanta SINKUNIENE
   - Gunnar SIVERTSEN
   - Jack SPAAPEN
   - Mimi URBANC
   - Geoffrey WILLIAMS

Submission types

There are three types of contributions to the conference. For each type, an
abstract should be submitted via the online system

   1. *Paper presentations* allow for 20 minutes of presentation, followed
   by 10 minutes of discussions. For paper presentations, an extended abstract
   of maximum 1200 words should be submitted.
   2. *Roundtables* gather 4 to 6 panellists, for maximum 45 minutes of
   presentations, followed by minimum 45 minutes of discussion with the
   attendees. Extended abstract contains maximum 1200 words and should
   describe the format of the roundtable, its contents, and the anticipated
   3. *Poster presentations* will be held during one or more dedicated
   poster sessions. Poster abstracts contain maximum 400 words.

Deadline for submission is 13 February 2017. Authors will be notified of
acceptance by 14 April 2017.


Raf Guns
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM)
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Antwerp
Campus Middelheim
Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerp, Belgium
raf.guns at uantwerpen.be
+32 3 265 45 10

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