Graduiertenschule der Exzellenz Materials Science in Mainz (MAINZ) und Journal of Unsolved Questions (JUnQ) – Sommersemester 2011

Lecture series
»Publish or Perish …? How Current Publication Practices Affect Science«

Frequent publications draw attention to scholars, help to ensure continued funding, and are crucial to further a career in academie. In consequence, scientists suffer constant pressure to publish new work frequently and spend considerable time writing papers. Is this compatible with the principles of science? And what are the principles on which modern natural science is based?

In loose succession, we will explore and scrutinize publication practices currently common in natural sciences and investigate how they affect scientific research.

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Hunklinger
(Ombudsman of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Honesty in Science
Lecture in English
April 13th, 2011, 10:15 a.m., P 4 (Philosophicum)

Podiumsdiskussion: Publish or Perish...? Verführt der allgegenwärtige Publikationsdruck Wissenschaftler zu Unehrlichkeit?
May 23rd, 5.00 pm, Hermann-Staudinger Lecture Hall, Ackermannweg 10, Mainz (Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research)

Moderator: Jan-Martin Wiarda (DIE ZEIT)

Confirmed Debaters:
Prof. Dr. Gernot Kostorz, Editor-in-Chief of Acta Crystallographica Section A
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Froehlich, Institute for Philosophy and Theory of Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
Prof. Dr. Horst Kunz, Institute for Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
Dr. Peter Goelitz, Editor-in-Chief of "Angewandte Chemie"
Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery, Ombudsman for Science, Carl von Ossietzky-University Oldenburg

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