Blogs selected for Week June 18 to June 24, 2018

1. Unhelpful, caustic and slow: the academic community should rethink the way publications are reviewed The current review system for many academic articles is flawed, hindering the publication of excellent, timely research. There is a lack of education for peer reviewers, either during PhD programmes or from journal publishers, and the lack of incentives to […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 11 to June 17, 2018

1. Journal Growth Lowers Impact Factor Journal growth means you are attracting more manuscripts, more authors, and more attention. But journal growth can have a negative effect on citation performance measures, especially on the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). Phil Davis, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, examines how publication timing can affect annual […]

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Blogs selected for Week June 4 to June 10, 2018

1. Diary of an app! Will using mobile devices in qualitative research become the norm? The advent of digital technologies, especially apps for mobile devices, has encouraged some to ask whether these could become the new norm for capturing diary-based data for qualitative research. In their post in the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 28 to June 3, 2018

1. A scientific paper shouldn’t tell a good story but present a strong argument A recent Impact Blog post extolled the benefits of using a storytelling approach when writing a scientific paper. However, while such an approach might well make for a compelling read, does providing an arresting narrative come at the expense of the […]

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