Mario Biagioli is spending this year at CASBS to work on “Metrics, Misconduct, and the Future of Publication” – a book on what the emergence of new forms of fraud and misconduct can teach us about the function and meaning of publication, evaluation, quality, authorship, and credit in the age of metrics and the globalization of academic publishing. Academic publications have been a long-term research interest of his, from the dedications of early modern scientific texts, to the history of peer review, multiauthorship in science, data ownership, and open access publication regimes.
Biagioli is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Communication at UCLA. He previously taught at Harvard and UC Davis, and, as a visiting faculty, at Stanford, Chicago, the European University at St. Petersburg, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). A former Guggenheim, IAS, and ACLS fellow, he is author of Galileo Courtier (Chicago, 1993) and Galileo's Instruments of Credit (Chicago, 2006), the editor of The Science Studies Reader (Routledge, 1998), and the co-editor of Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science (Routledge, 2003), Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property (Chicago, 2011), Nature Engaged (Palgrave, 2012), From Russia with Code (Duke, 2019) and Gaming Metrics: Innovation and Surveillance in Academic Misconduct (MIT Press, 2020).