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The Changing Landscape of Knowledge Production

Staša Milojević Related
Foundations 29/01/2020

Dramatic changes in knowledge production, exempli- fied by increased pressures on productivity, interdisciplinarity, and a shift toward „team science,” are well documented, but their impact on the dynamics of an individual‘s scientific career and on the overall pace of science are not sufficiently understood. In this talk I will address the following questions. How did the intellectual domain of science grow over the last century? How interdisciplinary is today’s science? Does interdisciplinarity increase impact? How small and large teams contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of science and how interdisciplinary are they? What effect on scientific workforce do contemporary research practices have? Are there tensions and mismatches between the scientific productions system and the scientific career system in terms of rewards, incentives, and career paths?