Publication cultures NWO Social Sciences and Humanities

Assessment committees who have to compare candidates from different scientific disciplines need to know about the publication cultures of each of those disciplines. For example, are publications mainly in the form of articles or books? Is it usual to state just one author or a whole series of authors? And in the latter case: are the authors stated in alphabetical order or according to the size of their contribution? Such knowledge is necessary to properly assess the CVs of researchers who apply for funding. Differences in publication cultures within the social sciences and the humanities have therefore been explored and described.