The text presents the course and conclusions of the discussion on evaluation of re- search in social sciences and humanities. The results of social sciences and human- ities research can, on the one hand, be of significant local importance, and, on the other, require an appropriate international context. These conflicting trends are dif- ficult to balance. A further difficulty is the attempt to reduce the evaluation of re- search results in social sciences and humanities to the effects of publication in ranking journals. This trend gives rise to many pathological phenomena (related, for exam- ple, to the increase in the cost of publication in journals and other ranked publica- tions). The dominance of the ranking system of journals within the framework of financing scientific disciplines has negative impacts on aspects of academic activi- ty beyond the publication of research results. Teaching activities and university re- lations with the wider world may suffer. In the course of the discussion an attempt is made to respond to these threats.