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The Resource The scientific journal : authorship and the politics of knowledge in the nineteenth century, Alex Csiszar

The scientific journal : authorship and the politics of knowledge in the nineteenth century, Alex Csiszar

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The scientific journal : authorship and the politics of knowledge in the nineteenth century
Title
The scientific journal
Title remainder
authorship and the politics of knowledge in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Alex Csiszar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not since the printing press has a media object been as celebrated for its role in the advancement of knowledge as the scientific journal. From open communication to peer review, the scientific journal has long been central both to the identity of academic scientists and to the public legitimacy of scientific knowledge. But that was not always the case. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, academies and societies dominated elite study of the natural world. Journals were a relatively marginal feature of this world, and sometimes even an object of outright suspicion. The Scientific Journal tells the story of how that changed. Alex Csiszar takes readers deep into nineteenth-century London and Paris, where savants struggled to reshape scientific life in the light of rapidly changing political mores and the growing importance of the press in public life. The scientific journal did not arise as a natural solution to the problem of communicating scientific discoveries. Rather, as Csiszar shows, its dominance was a hard-won compromise born of political exigencies, shifting epistemic values, intellectual property debates, and the demands of commerce. Many of the tensions and problems that plague scholarly publishing today are rooted in these tangled beginnings. As we seek to make sense of our own moment of intense experimentation in publishing platforms, peer review, and information curation, Csiszar argues powerfully that a better understanding of the journal's past will be crucial to imagining future forms for the expression and organization of knowledge
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Csiszar, Alex
Dewey number
501.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q223
LC item number
.C85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Communication in science
  • Technical writing
  • Communication in science
  • Science
  • Technical writing
  • SCIENCE / Reference
  • 02.13 practice of science
Label
The scientific journal : authorship and the politics of knowledge in the nineteenth century, Alex Csiszar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Broken pieces of fact" -- The press and academic judgment -- Meeting in public -- The author and the referee -- Discovery, publication, and property -- What is a scientific paper? -- Access fantasies at the fin de siècle -- Conclusion: Impact stories
Control code
1001807498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780226553238
Lccn
2017038012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028301827
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001807498
Label
The scientific journal : authorship and the politics of knowledge in the nineteenth century, Alex Csiszar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Broken pieces of fact" -- The press and academic judgment -- Meeting in public -- The author and the referee -- Discovery, publication, and property -- What is a scientific paper? -- Access fantasies at the fin de siècle -- Conclusion: Impact stories
Control code
1001807498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780226553238
Lccn
2017038012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028301827
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001807498

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