I am the head of Scholarly Communication Research Group at the Center for Public Policy Studies (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) and a policy advisor for the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. Currently, I am the chairman of the Specialist Team for the Evaluation of Scientific Journals and a member of the Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Units in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland.
In my research, I focus on two major fields. The first one is research evaluation, in particular scholarly communication, academic publishing, and Open Science. My recent papers were published in Nature, Research Evaluation, Journal of Informetrics, Scientometrics, and Aslib Journal of Information Management.
The other field is philosophy of communication and communication metatheory. I am the author of two books in Polish: Theorizing Communication (2012) and Two Aspects of Communication. Foundations of Communication History (2015). In 2016, I was awarded a Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists in Poland (2016–2019).
As part of my research, I try to go beyond the walls of the Academy. Therefore, I write popular science articles and essays. For many years, I have conducted seminars and workshops on scholarly communication.
Since 2010, I have been writing an academic blog entitled “Warsztat badacza” (“Scholar’s Workshop”), where I discuss scholarly communication, research evaluation, science policy, and other issues related to the daily work of researchers. Although I write only in Polish, my blog has over 30.000 unique readers per month.
Current Research Projects
The main goal of this project is to investigate how copying the regulations of the national research evaluation system in Poland into the local regulations of universities and faculties has produced the parametric game (‘punktoza’ in Polish) and transformed the publication patterns of scholars in the field of social sciences and humanities.
The project is financed by the National Science Centre in Poland (decision number UMO-2017/26/E/HS2/00019). Emanuel Kulczycki is the Principal Investigator.
Research into Excellence Patterns in Science and Art (2017–2019)
The aim of this project is to investigate the excellence patterns of Polish scholars in all domains of science and art. We will analyze their output from the 2009–2016 period. This project is being conducted by the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin in conjunction with two partners, i.e. the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the Academy of Art in Szczecin. The project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (DIALOG programme). The project commenced in October 2017 and will be finished by October 2019. Emanuel Kulczycki is the Main Investigator.
European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (2016–2020)
The challenge of the Action is to enable the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) to better demonstrate their true place in academia and society. To do so, the Action proposes to bring together different strands of work consecrated to SSH research evaluation, currently under development in different parts of Europe, in order to gain momentum, to exchange best practices and results, and to avoid unnecessary duplication. My role in the project: a member of the Management Committee and the Scientific Representative (Grant Holder Institution).
Contemporary Polish Humanities in the face of the Challenges of Scientometrics (2014-2018)
I am the Principal Investigator of the project entitled Contemporary Polish Humanities in the face of the Challenges of Scientometric. The project is financed by the National Programme for the Development of Humanities in Poland.