Концепт «глобализация науки» как предмет и инструмент социологического исследования
The article examines the status system of the local academic community of St. Petersburg sociologists. The list of most cited authors was obtained from citation analysis of selected Russian sociological journals. The results suggest that the status system is divided in isolated segments with few citation exchanges between different segments. Each part of the sociological community produces its own list of influentials. With a few exceptions there are no authors central for the whole community. Even the embeddedness of various segments in the same local space does not stimulate circulation of attention between different parts of the community.
This paper discusses some aspects of career planning in science. Based on the results of the sociological survey, key elements that form researcher's «career path» are examined: education level, career promotion, changes in place of employment. Synthesis of micro data allows to revaluate the basic trends, recorded by statistics of scientific labour force.