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Talk: Chiara Lisciandra (MCMP)

Location: Ludwigstr. 31, ground floor, room 021.

19.10.2022 16:00  – 18:00 


Academic Search Engines: Ethical and Epistemological Issues


Search engines of academic literature like the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar draw on citation ranking algorithms. These new technologies have acquired an increasingly relevant role in scientific research. By complementing traditional academic libraries, they have fundamentally changed the way in which scientists search and select relevant literature. This talk discusses some of the epistemological and ethical consequences of this shift, both concerning scientists' autonomy and the development of science.