O ewaluacji czasopism naukowych uwag kilka, czyli dlaczego „Materiały i Sprawozdania Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego” będą nadal wydawane

Obrazek miniatury
Czopek, Sylwester
Tytuł czasopisma
Tytuł tomu
Muzeum Okręgowe w Rzeszowie
Instytut Archeologii UR
Fundacja Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego
Oficyna Wydawnicza „Zimowit”
The article discusses and comments on the current bibliometric status of journal the “Materials and Reports of the Rzeszów Archaeological Centre”, especially in the context of new regulations applied in Polish science. At the beginning, the annual itself and its systematic development since 1961have been presented. Furthermore, comparative analyzes with other Polish archaeological journals have been shown. The conclusion clearly emphasizes the role that the “Materials and Reports of the Rzeszów Archaeological Centre” still play in publishing sources and their openness to the research issues regarding Eastern Europe.
Since 2018, Polish science has been in a state of change (reform), together with the evaluation of scientific disciplines which is the most important element of it. Its result depends on the scoring achievements assigned to the publication. That is why, the list of journals and scores assigned to them are so important . The list was introduced by the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Journals that received 20, 40, 70, 140 and 200 points were presented on this list. The „Materials and Reports of the Rzeszow Archaeological Centre”, published since 1961, have not been included in this catalogue. This means that the articles published in it can be scored only 5 points in the evaluation. This paper emphasizes the enormous achievements of this journal and presents its systematic transformation towards a high scientific and editorial level. It also argues with the criteria that were adopted in the evaluation of journals. Moreover, it strongly disputes with the statement that „Materials and Reports of the Rzeszow Archaeological Centre” is a regional journal, noting that it is no more regional publication than many others, with up to 70 points assigned. The presented considerations have a more general dimension. The attention has been paid to fundamental changes in Polish archaeology that have taken place in recent years. Therefore, against this background, the elimination of titles, whose mission is primarily to publish archaeological sources, from the set of scored journals is a very large institutional threat.
Słowa kluczowe
archaeology , scientific journal , evaluation , regionalism
Materiały i Sprawozdania Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego, t. 40/2019, s. 295–300