Increased Visibility in the Social Sciences and the Humanities


Presentation and Discussion of the Survey Results - 20 June 2017

Like many international universities, the University of Vienna is striving to make research outputs in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) more visible, within the scientific community and in the wider societal context. In contrast to medical or technically oriented disciplines and the natural sciences, existing methods do not seem to meet the demands of these disciplines.

Systematic knowledge of the specifics of the respective academic cultures is required, in order to develop measures and services, which respond to the needs of the researchers. In this context a survey conducted in 2016 primarily served to inform about the various publication cultures in the SSH. The results were analyzed both quantitatively as well as qualitatively.

On 20 June 2017 key findings and recommendations for measures inferred from the survey will be presented. Taking the existing disciplinary diversity into account the insights will be critically reflected by a highly respected panel.


Registration till 12th June 2017:

Executive Summary 2017: Increased Visibility in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) Results of a survey at the University of Vienna


8:30 Arrival of participants
9:00 Welcome by Heinz Faßmann, Vice Rector for Research and Internationalization
9:15Introduction by Ulrike Felt, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences
9:45 – 10:45Presentation and Discussion of the SSH survey results.
Juan Gorraiz and Christian Gumpenberger,       

Bibliometrics and Publication Strategies
10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45 Panel discussion SSH survey results
Walter Pohl (Hist.-Kulturwiss. Fak.)   
Martin Rothgangel (Dekan der Evang.-Theol. Fak.)
Barbara Schober (Dekanin der Fak. für Psychologie) 
Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (Phil.-Kulturwiss. Fak.)   
Moderation: Christian Gumpenberger



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