The end of the monograph? Changing publication strategies in the social sciences

Early Stage Researchers’ Day at the Faculty of Social Sciences

11 November 2019, 17:00   Mensa NIG (7th floor), Universitätsstrasse 7, 1010 Vienna

Doctoral and postdoctoral candidates contribute substantially to the research outputs of every excellent faculty. At the same time, supporting early stage researchers is a priority investment in the future. In this spirit, the Early Stage Researchers’ Day at the Faculty of Social Sciences aims at making the research of doctoral and postdoctoral candidates visible. In addition, it provides an opportunity to discuss issues that are relevant for this group across social science disciplines. This year’s event addresses publication strategies in the social sciences.

Research by early career scholars in the age of bibliometrics

It is undisputed that social scientists need to publish research results in relevant peer-reviewed scientific journals when pursuing an academic career. When is the best time to start publishing as an early stage researcher and where? What are the pros and cons of writing a thesis by journal publication or, conversely, of writing a monograph? How do changing publication strategies affect the preparation of a habilitation thesis? And, what if a career in academia is not the primary objective?

This year, the Early Stage Researchers’ Day at the Faculty of Social Sciences addresses these and further questions by bringing together senior scientists, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates and representatives from research funding agencies. In a panel discussion, they will debate their experiences from different perspectives. They will also critically address the fact that publication strategies vary considerably across and even within social science disciplines.

Moreover, the Sowi-Doc.Awards 2019 will be awarded during this event. Early stage researchers of the Faculty of Social Sciences will present their ongoing or completed doctoral research in a poster exhibition. The participants are invited to a small reception after the event.

 

Programme


17:00

Welcome address

Hajo Boomgaarden, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna

Birgit Sauer, Vice-Dean for Career Development and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna

Tatjana Thelen, Deputy Director of the Doctoral Studies Programme Social Sciences, University of Vienna

17:15

On the diversity of publication cultures in the social sciences

Ulrike Felt, Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna

17:30

Panel discussion

Ayşe Çağlar, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

Petra Grabner, Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, FWF Austrian Science Fund

Jörg Matthes, Head of the Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Bernhard Riederer, University assistant (postdoc) at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, and researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Moderator: Markus Wagner, Vice-Dean for Research and Infrastructure, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna

18:45  Break

19:00

Presentation: Sowi-Doc.Awards 2019

19:30

Poster exhibition: Thesis by publication or monograph?

Small reception


Doctoral candidates who will present their ongoing research in the poster exhibition:

Kaya Akyüz (social studies of science)
Mujesira Borozan (political science)
Bernhard Braun (social and cultural anthropology)
Magdalena Eitenberger (political science)
Raphaela Kogler (sociology)
Barbara Mataloni (sociology)
Irena Postic (communication)
Julia Rabenhorst-Hartmann (sociology)
Rodrigo Ruiz (social and cultural anthropology)
Johannes Schirghuber (nursing science)
Sigrid Wentzel (social and cultural anthropology)

 

Organised by the Graduate Centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Please register for this event by sending an e-mail to gz.sowi@univie.ac.at no later than 30 October 2019.