RT. A Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation

Roars Transactions, a Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation (RT), is an electronic open-access,  peer-reviewed journal. RT draws from the experience of www.roars.it (Return on Academic ReSearch), a collective blog (in Italian) dedicated to the monitoring and critical examination of  policy measures and trends in higher education and public research. RT aims at extending the blog’s scope and depth, by soliciting contributions worldwide and of a scholarly nature.

At the same time, RT wishes to maintain and enhance its characteristic of inter-disciplinarity, topical relevance, and openness.

RT complies to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.


Editorial Board
Carla Barbati (University IULM Milan, Italy), Guillaume Cabanac (University of Toulouse, France), Sabino Cassese (Italian Constitutional Court, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy), Sébastien Charles (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada), Aldo Geuna (University of Turin, Italy), Francesco Lissoni (University of Bordeaux IV, France), Henk Moed (Elsevier, The Netherlands), Lucia Monaco (Telethon Foundation, Italy), Thomas Nickles (University of Nevada, U.S.A.), Luis Sanz-Menendez (CSIC-IPP, Spain), Daniel Torres-Salinas (University of Navarra, EC3, Spain), Anna Tramontano (University of Roma La Sapienza & ERC Council), Valerio Vercesi (INFN, Italy), Hugh Willmott (Cardiff Business School, U.K.), Gereon Wolters (University of Konstanz, Germany).

Editorial Committee
Antonio Banfi (University of Bergamo, Italy), Francesca Coin (University of Venice, Italy), Francesco Coniglione (University of Catania, Italy), Giuseppe De Nicolao (University of Pavia, Italy), Paola Galimberti (University of Milan, Italy), Mario Ricciardi (University of Milan, Italy), Giorgio Sirilli (CNR, Italy), Francesco Sylos Labini (CNR, Italy), Vito Velluzzi (University of Milan, Italy).

Editor in Chief
Alberto Baccini (University of Siena, Italy)

 Managing Editor
Antonio Banfi (University of Bergamo, Italy)



Call for papers: Research Policy: insights from Social Epistemology


"How do we best design social institutions for the advancement of learning?  The philosophers have ignored the social structure of science. The point, however, is to change it". By accepting Kitcher’s challenge, this special issue of RT aims at making social epistemology interact with research policy, taking a critical-normative stance towards actual practices.

Deadline for authors: June 31, 2017.

Guest editors: Eugenio Petrovich and Marco Viola.


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Vol 4, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents

Discussion notes

Paolo Rossi

Note & Documentazione/Notes & Documents

Gianluca Sbardella, Francesco Sebastianelli, Carlo Mariani, Vincenzo Nesi, Andrea Pelissetto