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Tag: Publication Concerns
By Michael J.I. Brown | Published: January 24, 2017
University librarian Jeffrey Beall used to write a blog that identified by name what he saw as predatory publishers of academic journals. Since he suddenly shut down the site earlier this month, will --or even should -- someone else pick up the baton?
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 SAGE | Published: October 10, 2016
Last month the webinar "Battling Bannings- Authors discuss intellectual freedom and the freedom to read" saw Index on Censorship’s Vicky Baker moderate a discussion between historian Wendy Doniger and children's book authors Christine Baldacchino and Jessica Herthel.
By Dylan Kerrigan | Published: October 5, 2016
As part of our series on academic freedom, Dylan Kerrigan discusses the wider implications of the financialisation of academic knowledge production by considering academic book publishing. He asks if the success of academic books is best measured by economic or non-economic criteria, by its impact on the business sector or its veracity, by ideological myth-making or evidence.
By Paul Smaldino | Published: October 4, 2016
A culture of bad science can evolve as a result of institutional incentives that prioritize simple quantitative metrics as measures of success, argues Paul Smaldino. But, he adds, not all is lost as new initiatives such as open data and replication are making a positive difference.
By Jian Wang, Reinhilde Veugelers and Paula Stephan | Published: September 21, 2016
Novel breakthroughs in research can have a dramatic impact on scientific discovery but face some distinct disadvantages in getting wider recognition and are often cited as a plus in getting published. But new findings suggest an inherent bias in bibliometric measures against novel research.
By Gabriele Bammer | Published: August 16, 2016
Recent findings suggest interdisciplinary research is less likely to be funded than discipline-based research proposals, reports Gabriele Bammer, who argues different review processes may well be required to do justice to these different kinds of interdisciplinarity.
By Siobhan Austen and Darren O'Connell | Published: July 27, 2016
Many academics still operate under the flawed logic that good writing must be complex writing (or vice versa).
By Ian Freckelton | Published: July 6, 2016
The more brazen the willingness to commit academic fraud, the harder it becomes to prevent, suggests Ian Freckelton. So while there is a role for codes of conduct or even criminal courts, finding ways to push temptation to deceive even further out of mind will likeley prove even more successful.
By Adele Thomas | Published: March 29, 2016
In the past few years there has been an insidious rise in predatory journals and publishers, notes Adele Thomas, and African academics have not been immune to their predation.
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 Virginia Barbour | Published: September 29, 2015
Peer review is a powerful tool for sussing out the truth, but it's not all-powerful. We also need to develop ways to reward scientists who do make their publications, data and methodology open for even greater scrutiny.