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The team



The Research Group on Scholarly Book (ÍLIA) belonging to the CSIC is specialized in the study of the scholarly book and the sector which creates it. By focusing on it we intend to expand the knowledge about scientific communication, particularly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, employing methodologies both qualitative and quantitative.

Our group intends to offer a perspective of the book from the point of view of the academia as a generator of content, analyzing the relationship with publishers, librarians, evaluation agencies, professional associations and book industry.

Books must be the cornerstone of evaluation processes in Humanities and Social Sciences. Otherwise, the work of humanists and social scientists would be judged according to the working habits of other disciplines. In the evaluation of the curriculum vitae of humanists and of some social scientists, assigning more weight to scholarly books is a natural and fair claim.

The members of ILIA are:

Elea GiménezElea Giménez-Toledo elea.gimenez at cchs.csic.es
Research Fellow. Responsible for the Research Group ILÍA (ilia.cchs.csic.es)
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas


Jorge MañanaJorge Mañana Rodríguez jorge.mannana at cchs.csic.es
Contract Researcher. CCHS/CSIC
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas


Carlos TejadaCarlos Tejada-Artigas cmtejada at ucm.es
Lecturer.
Facultad de Biblioteconomía y Documentación
Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Dña. Sylvia Fernández Gómez sylvia.fernandez at cchs.csic.es
Technical staff
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas



Scientific advisers


Tim Engels, PhD
Head of Basic research, quality assessments and data management
Member of ECOOM (Centre for Research & Development Monitoring) Consortium
Universiteit Antwerpen

Frederik Verleysen, PhD
Member of ECOOM (Centre for Research & Development Monitoring) Consortium
Universiteit Antwerpen

"No map can substitute the region which has been mapped, but at the same time […] a well plotted chart simplifies the itinerary"

Tomás Granados Salinas. Director of the collection Libros about books belonging to the Fondo de Cultura Económica, in a note from the Manual de edición literaria y no literaria