Siinviidatud artikkel võiks huvi pakkuda … ei teagi, kellele. Tegelikult küll ilmselt nendele, kel ei ole kunagi olnud publitseerimiskogemust; nendele, kes ajakirjade juures tegutsevad; nendele, kes publitseerivad; ametnikele …

Artiklis esitatakse teadustöö ühe sfääri – publitseerimise – aspektid, mis ilmselt ei meeldi paljudele, kuid ometi on see igapäev.


And if you are anything like me, when you hear this phrase, you cannot help but to chuckle sarcastically. This is because we already know “science” is the systematic study of a particular area or topic and “advocate” is to support or argue for a particular cause, policy, perspective, and/or position (Merriam-Webster, n.d).

Kaudne heakskiit:

So, allow me the opportunity to challenge our assumptions and spark debate regarding the phrase “science is not advocacy.” If advocate means to support or argue for a particular cause, policy, perspective, and/or position, then how can we not be advocates as researchers?


As a result, our lived reality is publishing our research in peer-reviewed journals is largely dependent on our ability to schmooze (e.g., the importance of citing relevant research from our target journal), I mean persuade the journal gatekeeping coalition (i.e., one associate editor and two or three anonymous reviewers assigned to our manuscript) to open the hallowed gates to the land of accepted manuscripts (population = ridiculously low).

Kui saaks toimetuselt selle vastuse!

So, authors advocate very hard and intentionally make outlandish claims just to get a “revise-andresubmit.” The funny part is that the outlandish claims about the study’s contribution are then tempered throughout the peer-review process.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Just channel your inner Allen Iverson and say “we are not talking about science, we are talking about publishing research.” And that is the word on the street (stepping off my soapbox now).

Rice, D. B. (2022). The Word on the Street: Science Is Not Advocacy, but Publishing Research Is. Group & Organization Management.