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The Worth of GoodsValuation and Pricing in the Economy$
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Jens Beckert and Patrik Aspers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594641

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.001.0001

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What Is the Price of a Scientific Paper?

What Is the Price of a Scientific Paper?

(p.63) 3 What Is the Price of a Scientific Paper?
The Worth of Goods

Lucien Karpik

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the assessment of scholarly success through the ranking of academic journals. By asking ‘What is the price of a scientific paper?’, it shows how mechanisms designed for the assessment of value in market exchange are dispersing into other social spheres. It examines the concrete forms, conditions, and consequences of France's new system of scientific evaluation, the new forms of competition among researchers, and the global sociopolitical transformations without which research reform would remain unintelligible. Through the economics of singularities approach, it demonstrates that it is possible to integrate research reform into a general theoretical framework.

Keywords:   scholarly success, academic journals ranking, value, market exchange, France, scientific evaluation, research, economics of singularities, research reform

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