Topic description: When talking about Science, it is very common to state that it is global per se. Good Science, we often say, knows no borders and is always international. But is this true? Do normative statements like these really reflect scientific practice? We want to take a closer look at this globalized science – especially beyond the predominant powerhouses – and reflect on its preconditions of access to and interaction in the international scientific realm. What does the supremacy of a handful of scientific regions imply when it comes to all the infrastructures that science needs – like journals, conferences, labs and even the digital ones? How are the national and regional scientific discourses linked to the global level where English is still the prevailing language? We want to read our scientific evidence about the state of global science as well as your opinions and bold ideas on where science could do better.
What is your take on Global Science? We welcome contributions on this topic.
Prevention of power abuse and supervision conflicts should be considered as a matter of good scientific practice, argues the doctoral researchers network N² in their postition paper. Jonathan Stefanowski explains how this can be done.
Adopting common guidelines is not enough for setting up a system of global ethics. Miltos Ladikas explains what else is needed.
Doing research and getting paid for it is fantastic, but how to do that sustainably? Kalle Korhonen tells you how to maintain the interest of research funders.
Martin Kowarsch’s take on the difficulties of global scientific assessments.
Ajoy Datta about the difficulty of achieving genuine international research partnerships.
Michele Acuto about designing global networks of scientific policy advice and how to make them work.
Jyoti Mishra explains how to transform knowledge to help others in a global setting.
Martin Etzrodt’s take on the need of distributed organisations in collaborative research.
Ellen Hazelkorn takes a look at the accuracy of university rankings from an international perspective.
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