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, Rob Timans is an economic sociologist at the Erasmus Centre for Economic Sociology (ECES), Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests are the sociology of corporate elites and finance, as well as the sociology of science and methods

, He has published on the history of the Science Citation Index, on and in scientometrics, and about the way the criteria of scientific quality and relevance have been changed by the use of performance indicators. He has also studied the role of information and information technologies in the creation of new scientific and scholarly knowledge, collaboration with Anne Beaulieu, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Sally Wyatt, he edited Virtual Knowledge. Experimenting in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013.

, Johan Heilbron is a historical sociologist at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CESSP-CNRS-EHESS) in Paris and the Erasmus Centre for Economic Sociology (ECES) in Rotterdam. Recent book publications include French Sociology, and The Social and Human Sciences in Global Power Relations, 2015.

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