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What’s Wrong with Peer Review?

Academic capitalism exhibit a lack of transparency and accountability where it truly matters. Peer review and the ways in which journals often handle peer reviews are one key site of such intransparency and unaccountability.

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New Report: The Social Sciences are Vital for Business

The Campaign for Social Science’s new report, Vital Business: The Essential Role of Social Sciences in the UK Private Sector, argues that social science knowledge and expertise are key to understanding market opportunities and constraints and also helps in understanding current and future consumer behaviors.

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Making a Modern Encyclopedia Into a Tool for Lifelong Learning

Creating a modern academic encyclopedia is a labor of love – years of effort that is both conceptual and physical, dozens or even hundreds of writers to corral and then try to control, the ever-present march of time threatening to date all your efforts before anyone see your work, and the possibility that even serious scholars might just Google their question rather than reach for a well-vetted volume.

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Testing-the-Waters Policy With Hypothetical Investment: Evidence From Equity Crowdfunding

While fundraising is time-consuming and entails costs, entrepreneurs might be tempted to “test the water” by simply soliciting investors’ interest before going through the lengthy process. Digitalization of finance has made it possible for small business to run equity crowdfunding campaigns, but also to initiate a TTW process online and quite easily.

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Doing Collaborative Research

In the previous post Mathew Flinders identified the ways in which collaborative research touches the emotions of academics and places different kinds […]

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A Defense of Collaborative Research

The simple fact is that deep, embedded, collaborative research whereby researchers work hand-in-hand with community participants in order to reveal […]

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Beyond Illness: COVID-19 is Hurting Women In Academia

Women are facing additional constraints as a result of COVID-19. These range from the added burdens and responsibilities of working from home, through to the fact that fewer women scientists are being quoted as experts on COVID-19, all the way to far fewer women being part of the cohort producing new knowledge on the pandemic.

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