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Didier Torny
Research director in the CNRS

His research work lies at the crossroads of the sociology of mobilizations, law, public action and science. He currently studies controversies concerning health prevention policies as well as analyses of the political economy of scientific publications.

He thus works jointly on questions concerning the promotion of publications by all kinds of measures (journal impact factor, eigenfactor, presence on lists and rankings, alternative metrics), on those of peer evaluation mechanisms and tools, on the transformation of journal economics and, more generally, on the modalities of scientific communication. His work has led him to develop a very broad disciplinary perspective, in particular by reading and crossing different works in STEM, HSS, scientometry and documentary sciences.
He was the deputy scientific director at the CNRS HSS Institute in charge of STI policy from 2014 to 2018.