Call for Papers

2021-04-03

On the occasion of our 10th issue, we invite all interested authors to help us celebrate this important jubilee, by submitting their papers (but also other contributions) on the topic "Open Science and its Enemies"

We did not choose this topic by chance. In April last year, the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) submitted a report to the European Commission entitled “Progress on Open Science: Towards a Shared Research Knowledge System”. This report makes recommendations calling on EU Member States, as well as all relevant public and private actors, to make wider systemic efforts to coordinate their strategies and to jointly create a knowledge-sharing research system by 2030.

Also, by the end of March this year, UNESCO will publish the second draft of its Recommendations on Open Science, after all 193 UN members had the opportunity to present their comments on them by December 31, 2020. In November 2021, at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, the final version of the Recommendations will be adopted.

All this tells us that the issue of open science is of great importance at this time, and that we need to be part of that process ourselves. We invite you to contribute your opinions, research and discussions to this important issue of today by sending us your papers on this topic.

Write to us about what open science is and how it contributes to humanity? How does it differ from “closed” science and what are the specifics of differentiation? Also present your critiques of open science, offering us arguments about the potential dangers of this approach to research. Tell us about your own experiences with the openness and closedness of research from your disciplines. Tell us what are the forms of closed science and how they affect research projects. Also, how can the contribution of individual research and researchers be evaluated, and what pitfalls are hidden in that evaluation? Can open science contribute to a better evaluation of scientific results or maybe it brings just the opposite? How can open science contribute to reducing the gap between the developed and underdeveloped worlds, eradicating disease and poverty, equalizing opportunities for a better life, providing better chances for career advancement regardless of material opportunities ... and can it or should it?

The questions that arise are numerous. Don’t feel limited in your attempt to answer them. Don’t feel obligated to answer only the questions we’ve listed above, but feel free to research the ones you recognize as important. Help us to celebrate our jubilee in the best possible way - by participating in scientific research of the most current social and humanistic problems of today, and not by mere symbolic and self-satisfied applause or pats on the shoulder.

In addition to papers on the proposed topic, you are free to send us papers on other topics in the field of social and humanistic thought.

We are accepting works until December 1, 2021 at noema@ff.unibl.org

We look forward to your contributions and our future cooperation,

Editorial Board