Academic Journals

Common Method Bias in Academic Papers: Cause for Rejection or No Big Deal?
Business and Management INK
June 30, 2023

Common Method Bias in Academic Papers: Cause for Rejection or No Big Deal?

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Has Digital Open Access Made Book Chapters Comparable to Academic Journals?
Communication
March 14, 2023

Has Digital Open Access Made Book Chapters Comparable to Academic Journals?

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Can Video Unlock the Mysteries of Journal Articles for Prospective Future Scientists?
Higher Education Reform
January 20, 2022

Can Video Unlock the Mysteries of Journal Articles for Prospective Future Scientists?

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COPE Report Explores Publication Issues in HSS
Research
November 19, 2019

COPE Report Explores Publication Issues in HSS

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Why Developing Countries are Vulnerable to Predatory Journals

Why Developing Countries are Vulnerable to Predatory Journals

Predatory publications are different from mainstream journals because they charge exorbitant fees to publish the articles they solicit, and they don’t follow any of the quality assurance processes expected in academic publication. Academics in the developing world have become a favorite target for these journals, and many seem to be falling into the trap. We need to ask why.

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Here Be Dragons: The Perils of Predatory Publishing

Here Be Dragons: The Perils of Predatory Publishing

The need to ‘publish of perish’ may send many academics adrift in unknown and dangerous waters of the predatory and vanity journals. It’s worth keeping a weather eye before sailing over the edge.

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Colin Firth: Author, Actually

Colin Firth: Author, Actually

Authorship of an article seems like it ought to be straightforward, but of course it’s not. Even with greater scrutiny, abuse of the process — both adding the wrong people and subtracting the right ones — continues.

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An Editor Asks: Are OA Journals Bane or Boon?

An Editor Asks: Are OA Journals Bane or Boon?

The editor of an open-access journal looks at the benefits (and some of the headaches) associated with that model.

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How Do You Say, ‘Read Me?’ Or Choosing Keywords to Retrieve Information

How Do You Say, ‘Read Me?’ Or Choosing Keywords to Retrieve Information

So you’ve written a snappy and yet accurate and informative title for your journal article, and so after your victory lap you spend just a few seconds thinking about the keywords. That’s probably a mistake, argues the just-retired editor of an important political science journal.

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War in History: Open Access Journals

War in History: Open Access Journals

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.

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