Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities - RESSH2017

RESSH 2017 –­ Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Antwerp, Belgium - 6-7 July 2017

On 6 and 7 July 2017, the second conference on Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (RESSH2017) will be held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. This follows the highly successful first conference that was held in Rennes, France, in June 2015 and organized by the EvalHum Initiative.

The call for papers has ended. Authors have been notified about acceptance and reviews.

Registration is now open until the 6th of June.


Submissions and programme
Registration form
About UAntwerp
Where to stay
Social events

Conference topics

  • Evaluation of societal relevance of SSH research
  • Notions of quality in SSH research
  • Diversity in SSH research and its relation to assessment
  • Bibliometric indicators for the SSH
  • Alternative metrics of SSH research impact
  • Data sources on SSH research output
  • Evaluation practices in SSH
  • Role of evaluation in knowledge production processes
  • Effects of evaluation and performance-based funding on SSH research and researchers
  • Peer review in the SSH
  • Open Access for SSH and its potential for assessment of research
  • The international dimension in SSH research
  • Characteristics of dissemination channels

In each case, authors are expected to explicitly link the topic to evaluation of SSH research. Case studies of specific fields are welcome.

Important dates

  • 28 February 2017: deadline for submission ✅
  • 14 April 2017: notification of acceptance ✅
  • 24 May 2017: deadline for submission of final abstract ✅
  • 6 June 2017: Registration deadline
  • 6-7 July 2017: RESSH2017 conference

Related conferences

Two topically related conferences take place around the same time as RESSH, not too far from Antwerp: