Discussion evening: „High-Profile Journals: Impact on Scientists and Science“

Together with the working group  „Wissenschaftssteuerung durch High-Profile Journale“ at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, we organized a disussion evening on „High-Profile Journals: Impact on Scientists and Science“ in Munich.The introductory talks by Prof. Dr. Andrea Abele-Brehm (Senior Fellow of Psychology at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Davide Cantoni (Professor of Economics at LMU München) triggered a controversial discussion about the importance of high-profile journals and their impact on career paths as well as the advancement of science. The event took place in the evening of January 10th and was attended by students and researchers covering a wide range of research fields and career stages, illustrating the perceived huge influence of high-profile journals on research. More details (in German) can be found here.