Mag. Dr. Katja Mayer

Section: Research Policy & Development

Function: Scientific project manager


Running and completed projects:

Work and research focus:

Rapporteur Mutual Learning Exercise - Open Science – Altmetrics and Rewards

Science and technology studies, social studies of social sciences, open science, citizen social science, social technologies, computational social sciences, critical data studies, digital methods, qualitative social research, knowledge production, visual cultures, science communication, responsible research and innovation


Other Publications:

  • Peer reviewed (selection)

Pfeffer, Jürgen, Katja Mayer, and Fred Morstatter: Tampering with Twitter’s Sample API. EPJ Data Science 7.1 (2018): 50.

Mahrenbach, Laura C., Katja Mayer, and Jürgen Pfeffer. "Policy visions of big data: views from the Global South." Third World Quarterly (2019): 1-22.

Mayer, Katja, Kieslinger, Barbara, & Schäfer, Teresa. Open and participatory citizen social science for evidence-based decision making. Proceedings Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2018.

Katja Mayer: Netzwerkvisualisierungen. Anmerkungen zur visuellen Kultur der historischen Netzwerkforschung. in: Linda Keyserlingk, Marten Düring, Martin Stark, Ulrich Eumann (Eds.) Historische Netzwerkanalyse. LIT Verlag 2016. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.48745

Fred Morstatter, Jürgen Pfeffer, Katja Mayer, Huan Liu: Text, Topics, and Turkers: A Consensus Measure for Statistical Topics, ACM Proceedings of Hypertext 2015. DOI 10.1145/2700171.2791028

Karin Buschmann, Stefan Kasberger, Peter Kraker, Katja Mayer, Falk Reckling, K. Rieck, M. Vignoli: Open Science in Österreich: Ansätze und Status. In: Information. Wissenschaft & Praxis 2015; 66(2–3): 1–9. DOI 10.1515/iwp-2015-0025

Katja Mayer and Judith Simon: Desired Becomings: The Critical Power of Free Software, in: Journal of Peer Production 3, 2013. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200236

Katja Mayer: Objectifying Social Structures, in: Theory & Psychology April 2012 22: 162-178. DOI 10.1177/0959354311427488

Katja Mayer: Scientific images? How touching! In: Science, Technology and Innovation, Vol 7, 1, 2011. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200234

Mihai Lupu, Katja Mayer, John Tait, Antony Trippe (Eds.): Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval, Springer Heidelberg 2011. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-53817-3

  • Non-peer reviewed (selection)

Katja Mayer, Sabina Leonelli, Kim Holmberg, Frank Miedema: Mutual Learning Exercise: Open Science — Altmetrics and Rewards. European Commission 2018

Katja Mayer and Eduard Aibar: Open Science in Practice - STS approaches to open cultures in research. EASST Review, 35(4), Dec 2016. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200180

Katja Mayer and Lisa Sigl: Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice. Oead News, 2016 (101), 10–12. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200181

Katja Mayer: Open Science Policy Briefing, ERA Austria, 2015. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200187

Bruno Bauer, Guido Blechl, Christoph Bock, Patrick Danowski, Andreas Ferus, Anton Graschopf, Thomas König, Katja Mayer, Falk Reckling, Katharina Rieck, Peter Seitz, Herwig Stöger, Elvira Welzig: Recommendations for an Austrian Open Access Strategy, OANA Nov 2015. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.34079.

Katja Mayer: From Science 2.0 to Open Science - Turning rhetoric into action?  EEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-letter, 3(1) 2015. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200188.

Katja Mayer, Thomas König, Helga Nowotny: Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities Mykolas Romeris University Publishing 2014. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.200186

Thomas König and Katja Mayer: Obstacles to Integration. In: Research Europe, Nov 2013.

Katja Mayer: Network visualization. Historical fragments of a visual culture. In: Füllsack (Ed.): Networking Networks. Turia und Kant Wien, 7-27, 2013

Katja Mayer: Imag(in)ing Social Networks. Zur Epistemischen Praxis der Visualisierung Sozialer Netzwerke. Dissertation, University of Vienna 2011, URN: urn:nbn:at:at-ubw:1-29347.09259.160169-1

Katja Mayer: The sociometry of search engines, in: Becker, Stalder (Eds.): Deep Search, Studien Verlag, Innsbruck 2009. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.199100

Katja Mayer: Imag(in)ing Networks, in: E. Kingma, G. Lovink , S. Niederer , R. Rogers , J. Simons (Eds.): New Network Theory, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2007. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.199115

Katja Mayer: Who shall survive? Die Netzwerke des Jacob L. Moreno, in: G. Werner and H. Bredekamp (Hg.): Bildwelten des Wissens 5.1: Systemische Räume, Akademie Verlag, Berlin 2007. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.49545

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Education and career:

Katja Mayer was trained as sociologist and works at the intersection of science-technology-society. She studies the interactions of social scientific method and its publics. In her academic research she is currently investigating practices in Computational Social Science and Big Data. As an active member of Open Knowledge and the Open Access Network Austria OANA she promotes open access to scientific knowledge production and open policies for science and technology.

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