Excellence or quality? Impact of the current competition regime on science and scientific publishing in Latin America and its implications for development

  title={Excellence or quality? Impact of the current competition regime on science and scientific publishing in Latin America and its implications for development},
  author={Hebe Vessuri and Jean-Claude Gu{\'e}don and Ana Mar{\'i}a Cetto},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={647 - 665}
The current competition regime that characterizes international science is often presented as a quest for excellence. It diversely affects research in Latin America and research in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. This article asks how this competition regime may orient the direction of research in Latin America, and to whose advantage. It is argued that, by relating excellence to quality differently, a research policy that seeks to improve the level… 
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