On December 16th, our Second Reading Club session took place, where we talked about one chapter of Science since Babylon, by Solla Price, DJ(1961), titled «The Humanities of Science».
In this book, Price reviews the history of science and its impact on society, warning of its «diseases» related to scientific overproduction. The main two points that Price talks about in this chapter are:
-Does everything we publish impact scientific development?
-Are we facing an academic saturation?
We recommend this lecture if you are interested in Bibliometrics Paradigms. Here is Wenceslao’s presentation. The book is easy to find on the internet, you can also buy it here.
Price introduces us his map about researcher career in this chapter:
What do you think about it?
Do you think this roadmap has changed today?
…to better or worse?