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Tag: Academic Publishing
By Janet Salmons | Published: January 4, 2017
A publication strategy should include carefully-defined goals, a purposeful timeline, and actionable steps for proposing and writing the kinds of pieces large or small that allow others to access what we’ve learned, produce impact, and propel our careers forward.
By Ramon Wenzel | Published: January 12, 2016
In a joint statement, 10 editors representing some of the academia’s most prestigious journals for management, organisational behavior and work psychology research, have vowed to publish research that fails to prove a hypotheses.
By Michelle L. Stack | Published: November 23, 2015
We need more research that analyzes the relationship between university rankings, citation indexes, and academic publishers, argues Michelle L. Stack.
By Virginia Barbour | Published: August 11, 2015
No one ever assumed that everything in print was trustworthy, says Virginia Barbour, and neither should that be the case for open access content. Content is what matters – whether delivered by open access, subscription publishing, or a printed document.
By Terry Clague | Published: March 5, 2015
Routledge's Terry Clague sheds reasonable doubt on the assertion that contributing to edited book chapters is"akin to burying your research."
By Leah Fargotstein | Published: March 19, 2014
Leah Fargotstein, a social science journals editor at SAGE, recently sat on a panel where she was asked some basic, yet essential questions about being published in a scholarly journal. Here’s a version, first posted at SAGE Connection, of what she had to say: *** 1. What is the point of an abstract and how […]
By Achilleas Kostoulas | Published: March 5, 2014
Hoax papers, whether meant as a corrective demonstration or for more malign purposes, are a high-profile issue in academic publishing. But Achilleas Kostoulas argues that something more pernicious derived from a 'culture of accountability' is dogging the industry.
By Kamil Mizera | Published: March 26, 2013
A comparison of two studies on the coverage and range of citations in Open Access, comparing OA and non-OA journals.
By Martin Eve | Published: March 25, 2013
Is OA the flip side to privatisation of Higher Education? Is there a way in which OA is a means of justifying the economic inaccessibility of HE by providing a public good?
By Simon Ball | Published: October 24, 2012
Simon Ball, Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow, discusses the dangers of Gold Route OA to the Humanities and scholarship in general.
By MZurn | Published: July 2, 2012
A quick overview of the Finch Report on Open Access, and useful links.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: May 23, 2012
Open Access to academic journal papers is a hot button issue. The UK government is in favour, along with major UK research funders and organizations representing university librarians and senior management. The European Commission supports the idea and some US stakeholders have also backed it. A bunch of idealistic scientists are promoting the cause. The […]