Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner, Kean Birch, Thed van Leeuwen and Maria Amuchastegui

Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University. Kean Birch is the director of the Institute for Technoscience and Society and associate professor in the Science and Technology Studies Graduate Program at York University, Canada. Thed van Leeuwen is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. Maria Amuchastegui is a PhD student in the STS Graduate Program at York University, Canada.

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How Does Journal Standardization Impact Intellectual Creativity?

Drawing on a recent survey of forty years of research papers in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and interviews with authors, Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner, Kean Birch, Thed van Leeuwen and Maria Amuchastegui observe an increasing homogenization of published work. Weighing up the pros and cons of this development, they discuss whether it has enhanced or limited intellectual innovations in STS.

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