Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Confucio contra Sócrates : la perversa relación entre la investigación y la acreditación

José María Perceval, Javier Fornieles Alcaraz


This article is about the perverse link between the knowledge publication in Social Sciences and their valuation by Academic Tribunals to prove the value for University Posts. The union between a system of scientific judgement and another of meritocracy, much more important in this case, induce to a devaluation of the actual discoveries in favour of tradition, references and conservatism. The result is an academic publicationitis, a fragmentation by subjects and Departments and the creation of a worrying cultural waste land. The change of this system is a challenge for the Scientific Community in Social Sciences.

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