a. Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fröhlich, Institut für Philosophie u. Wissenschaftstheorie, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Altenberger Straße 50/EG, (Postadresse: Altenberger Straße 69), 4040 Linz-Auhof / Austria


a. Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fröhlich
Kontakt: Gerhard.Froehlich(at)jku.at

SCHWERPUNKTE in der Forschung:

Kultur- und Medientheorie: Zivilisationstheorie (Norbert Elias), Distinktionstheorie (Pierre Bourdieu), Symbolische Anthropologie (Clifford Geertz), Kultur- und Medienphilosophie: Vilém Flusser.
Wissenschaftsforschung, Wissenschaftsphilosophie, Wissenschaftsethik, Informationswissenschaft: Qualitative & quantitative Methoden der Evaluation (Peer Review, Impact-Faktoren); wissenschaftliche Kommunikation; wissenschaftliches Fehlverhalten (Betrug, Täuschung, Plagiat)
Kurzzusammenfassungen, Schlagwörter bzw. Abstracts & Key Words, English Versions von Projekten, Publikationen, Vorträgen, organisierten Kongressen in der Forschungsdokumentation der JKU: http://www.jku.at/fodok
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Scientific Coordination: a. Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fröhlich
At present there are growing concerns on scientific misconduct (in this context: all kinds of scientific fraud, plagiarism, unethical authorship, inappropriate data & information withholding), Discontentment with evaluation practices (peer review and quantitative evaluation, especially through "journal impact factors"), and the ambivalent function of traditional and new "mass" media in science communication / public understanding of science.
That is also reflected in the media reports about science. They are focussing on heavy fraud, including personalizing and often "pathologizing" tendencies. This superficial sensational reporting makes it likely to create scapegoats, while neglecting the organizational and cultural conditions for other types of misconduct.
Why did peer review not prevent the uncovered affairs? Why are manipulated papers being found in high impact journals and cited often, even after retraction? Do we obviously need heroes in science, too? Do we meanwhile conceptualize the cumbersome processes of discovery and serendipity as high performance stopwatch competitions?
An integrative perspective shall bring together science studies, research ethics and media studies focussing on improving formal and informal scholarly communication as well as science communication.


HyperBourdieuWorldCatalogueHTM: http://HyperBourdieu.jku.at (©) Ingo Mörth, Gerhard Fröhlich
HyperEliasWorldCatalogueHTM: http://HyperElias.jku.at (©) Ingo Mörth, Gerhard Fröhlich
HyperGeertzWorldCatalogueHTM: http://HyperGeertz.jku.at (©) Ingo Mörth, Gerhard Fröhlich
HyperFlusserHTM (in Vorbereitung)


OPEN ACCESS & PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL: „Flusser Studies – Multilingual Journal for Cultural and Media Theory“ http://www.flusserstudies.net/
Flusser Studies is an international e-journal for academic research dedicated to the thought of Vilém Flusser (1920-1991). In addition to publishing articles about Flusser’s work, the journal seeks to promote scholarship on different aspects of specifically interdisciplinary and multilingual approaches Flusser himself developed in the course of his career as a writer and philosopher. These approaches range from Communication Theory to Translation Studies, Cultural Anthropology to the New Media. Editorial Board: Rainer Guldin (Editor-in-Chief, Universitý della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland); Anke Finger (University of Connecticut, USA); Gerhard Fröhlich (University of Linz, Austria); Gustavo Bernardo Krause (Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Mark Poster (University of California, Irvine, USA); JirÌ Bystricky (Carl’s University Prague, Czech Republic) Flusser Studies is published twice a year. Publication languages include English, German, French, Brazilian and Czech. Contributions must be submitted to All papers are thoroughly double-blind peer-reviewed for originality, soundness, significance and relevance. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within two months of submission.
„Innovation - The European Journal of Social Science Research” (Carfax Publishing Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom) Innovation...Journal: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713424882
1988 – 1/2000 Assistant Editor, now Member of International Advisory Board
European integration and enlargement pose fundamental challenges for policy, politics, citizenship, culture and democracy. Innovation - The European Journal of Social Science Research provides a unique forum for discussing these processes. It welcomes articles on all aspects of European developments that contribute to the improvement of social science knowledge and to the setting of a policy-focused European research agenda. Examples of typical subject areas: Policy-Making and Agenda-Setting; Multilevel Governance; The Role of Institution; Democracy and Civil Society; Social Structures and Integration; Sustainability and Ecological Modernisation; Science, Research, Technology and Society; Scenarios and Strategic Planning; Public Policy Analysis; Research Methods. The official languages of the journal are English and French.


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