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The reward system of science

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At the end of the 1950s, Robert K. Merton formalized the idea of a reward system of science (Merton, 1957; 1973). Within the Mertonian framework, the scientific ethos is mainly comprised of four institutional norms: universalism, communism, disinterestedness, and organized scepticism. Its basic precepts are derived from the scientific institution’s main objective, the “extension of certified knowledge” (1973, p. 270). According to Merton, “the institution of science has developed an elaborate...

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Published
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10.1108/AJIM-07-2017-0168

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Emerald Publishing Limited Publisher's website
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Aslib Journal of Information Management Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
5
Pages:
478-485
Publication date:
2017-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-08-09
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2050-3814
ISSN:
2050-3806
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pubs:746223
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uri:4a72193d-bccd-4e2b-a674-ce038579706e
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