The relationship between the state and humanistic sciences in Serbia at the beginning of the 21st century. Citation metrics as an attempted murder of Serbian anthropology

  • Ivan Kovačević Department of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
humanistic sciences, Serbia, anthropology, citation metrics, citation mania, Ministry of Science


In Serbia, the influence of the society on humanistic sciences is mainly perpetrated through state funding of scientific projects. Such funding currently involves valuation of the results of a scientific work by applying citation metrics methods, which are not acknowledged in Europe. Citation metrics in the USA, where it was created, lead to caricature forms of scientific products, composed of several pages of text and a great number of cited (quoted) titles. Citation metrical-citation manic procedure can lead to the elimination of the domestic humanistic sciences and the implementation of third rate quoteres, who, along with hollow articles filled with mutually intertwined citations, fulfill requirements, unconsciously(?) set by the authorized Ministry and University.


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Kovačević, Ivan. 2008. “The Relationship Between the State and Humanistic Sciences in Serbia at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Citation Metrics As an Attempted Murder of Serbian Anthropology”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 3 (2), 27-43.

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