May 16, 2022

Interview with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe: “How Will Termination of Research Partnerships with Russia Affect Global Scientific Research”

From the Illinois News Bureau:

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (Image Source: Illinois News Bureau)

Financial, political, commercial and cultural entities quickly cut ties with Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. Some universities also are ending research projects and scientific cooperation with institutions in Russia. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, the coordinator for information literacy services and instruction and a professor in the University Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, co-wrote an essay on scientific “decoupling” that was published on the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. She talked with News Bureau arts and humanities editor Jodi Heckel.

From the Interview:

Q. Is this also affecting scientific publishing?

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe: Publishers are already having to align their business practices with various sanctions that have been put in place. They are also under pressure from a variety of sources to cut ties with Russia. One journal editor has said that manuscripts from authors at Russian institutions will be rejected, and others are said to be considering such a policy.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science has called for Clarivate and Elsevier to stop indexing journals published by Russian institutions in Web of Science and Scopus, respectively.  Researchers also may see a shift in sentiment about scientific openness and questions about dissemination of information on sensitive and dual-use topics.

Read the Complete Interview (866 words)

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