114 blog postings March 2016 - February 2018

(*Starred titles refer to featured blog posts)

Useful resources when preparing for journal submission
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 13 Feb 2018 16:11
Presents some key resources to improve your chances of successful publication

CYGNA: Secondary data sources and research portfolios
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 7 Feb 2018 11:31
Reports on our 19th CYGNA meeting with presentations about working with secondary data sources and balancing your research portfolio

Take care of the little ants
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 29 Jan 2018 09:52
One of the most funny and sad stories about office politics I have ever read

Middlesex University writing boot-camp
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 24 Jan 2018 17:13
Reports on the writing boot-camp I organised at Cumberland Lodge near Windsor

How to ensure your paper achieves the impact it deserves?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 15 Jan 2018 08:41
Discusses the workflow I use to communicate a new paper

New research monograph: Managing expatriates in China
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 2 Jan 2018 08:25
Introducing my new research monograph with Ling Zhang and Shea Fan

When are theories (not) interesting?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 13 Dec 2017 08:34
A spirited account of what distinguishes interesting theories from non-interesting ones

Making your case for impact if you have few citations
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 27 Nov 2017 09:49
Provides advice on strategies to demonstrate impact with a very low citation level

Publish or Perish version 6
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 15 Nov 2017 14:54
Introduces Publish or Perish release 6 and its new data sources

The mystery of the phantom reference: a detective story
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 8 Nov 2017 08:11
Short summary of white paper that shows how sloppy writing and sloppy quality control lead to a non-existing article being cited nearly 400 times

What is that conference networking thing all about?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 1 Nov 2017 08:11
Reflections on the importance of networking in academia and tips on how to do it

To rank or not to rank
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sat 14 Oct 2017 16:07
Gives an overview of my research in the field of journal rankings, university rankings and citation rankings

Is Google Scholar flawless? Of course not!
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sun 1 Oct 2017 13:34
Reviews the major limitations of Google Scholar

Citation analysis: Tips for Deans and other administrators
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 25 Sep 2017 14:58
Provides recommendations for Deans and senior administrators for fair and equitable research evaluation

Bank error in your favour? How to gain 3,000 citations in a week
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:24
Shows how I gained 3,000 citations in a week through inaccurate publication matching in the Web of Science

The four C's of getting cited
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 18 Sep 2017 08:25
Short summary of white paper explaining why competence, collaboration, care and communication help to realise the citation impact of your work

60th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 14 Sep 2017 13:13
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2017 CNRS update and the 2017 Danish ministry update

How to import ISI and Scopus data in Publish or Perish?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 11 Sep 2017 09:16
Illustrates how Web of Science and Scopus data can be imported into Publish or Perish

Even my errata are valued publications! Yes, really...
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 7 Sep 2017 08:44
Another illustration of the hillarious invitations by predatory journals

Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 1 Sep 2017 09:51
Gives my reflections on my Summer reading "Return to Meaning" and pleads for individual initiative in creating Positive Academia

*Running the REF on a rainy Sunday afternoon: Do metrics match peer review?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 14 Aug 2017 08:40
Short summary of white paper that proposes replacing the REF with a metrics-based exercise

EURAM 2017: Famous scholars in expatriate studies
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 7 Jul 2017 17:34
Reports on my presentations at the EURAM 2017 conference and a symposium on famous scholars in expatriate studies

Research fraud: salutary reading for the Summer holidays
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 29 Jun 2017 11:51
Introduces Diederik Stapel's novel Derailment, a salutary tale of a researcher's downfall

*Microsoft Academic is one year old: the Phoenix is ready to leave the nest
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 26 Jun 2017 08:00
The third of my trilogy of papers on Microsoft Academic reporting on its coverage one year after its re-launch

The many benefits of a shared language in multinationals
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 19 Jun 2017 07:34
Reports on a study outlining the relationship between shared language and knowledge flows

The distinctiveness of European management scholarship
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 12 Jun 2017 13:16
About common sense scholarship that prefers artistic rigour over technical rigour

Gender and geographical diversity in the JIBS editorial board: an update
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 6 Jun 2017 15:03
Announces an update of white paper on editorial board diversity

Language in International Business: A review and agenda for future research
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 31 May 2017 08:41
A new online paper reviewing 264 articles on language in IB

Why metrics can (and should?) be used in the Social Sciences
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 26 May 2017 15:01
Reports on my presentation presented at "The Future of Research Assessment Peer Review vs. Metrics"

Experimental research in IB: Presenting at CERIB Kingston
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 26 May 2017 11:04
Reports on my presentation at the launch of CERIB (Centre for Experimental Research in International Business)

CYGNA: Building your academic brand through social media
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 24 May 2017 14:06
Reports on our 16th CYGNA meeting with two presentations on social media in academia

How to address other academics by email?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 18 May 2017 07:40
Provides suggestions on the best way to address academics by email

How to conduct a longitudinal literature review?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 11 May 2017 11:23
Shows you how to do a longitudinal literature review with Publish or Perish

*The double-edged sword of ethnic similarity
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 5 May 2017 07:30
Introduces Shea Fan's work on ethnic identity confirmation in a Chinese host context

Australian research output in Economics & Business: quantity over quality?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 1 May 2017 09:07
Shows the discrepancy between research productivity and research impact for Australian research in Economics & Business

59th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:59
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 FNEGE update and the 2017 HCRES update

How to conduct searches with Microsoft Academic
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 18 Apr 2017 16:22
Explains how to use Microsoft Academic as a new data source in Publish or Perish

Challenges in International survey research: illustrations and solutions
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 3 Apr 2017 17:08
Reviews my work on international mail surveys and response rates across countries

Bibliometrics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 27 Mar 2017 09:40
Reports on my presentation at a workshop in March 2017 organised by the UK LIS-Bibliometrics group

Harzing.com blog 1 year old!
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 20 Mar 2017 12:16
Celebrating my blog's first anniversary with the top-10 most read blogs

Is ISI misunderstanding the Social Sciences?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 14 Mar 2017 09:08
Documents how ISI is inappropriately applying Science-based criteria to articles in the Social Sciences

58th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sat 11 Mar 2017 16:17
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 ABDC update and the new FT50 ranking

Last impressions count too! The importance of conclusions
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 8 Mar 2017 09:32
Warns against ending your academic article with your study's limitations

Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 28 Feb 2017 11:19
Argues that Google Scholar needs to be treated as a serious alternative data source for citation analysis

Publish or Perish: Realising Google Scholar's potential to democratise citation analysis
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 20 Feb 2017 18:33
Reports on a presentation at the Google Scholar Day: Changing current evaluation paradigms

Web of Science: How to be robbed of 10 years of citations in one week!
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 15 Feb 2017 08:30
Shows how I was "robbed" of citations through inaccurate publication matching in the Web of Science

Using Publish or Perish to do a literature review
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 7 Feb 2017 17:48
Shows you how to do a comprehensive literature review with publish or perish

What if fully agree doesn't mean the same thing across cultures?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 2 Feb 2017 08:55
Explains how response style difference between countries can distort cross-national comparisons

Want to impress at an academic job interview?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 24 Jan 2017 16:58
Shows you how to use PoP do some intelligence gathering to make a good impression at a job interview

Publish or Perish General Search - a Swiss Army Knife?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 17 Jan 2017 17:19
Lists five little known things you can do with the PoP General Citation Search

*Compete or cooperate: does it depend on the language?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 10 Jan 2017 14:39
Shows how using the English language might prime competitive behaviour

Submit to only one journal at a time
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 3 Jan 2017 09:39
About good practices in journal submission

Six Essential Science Indicators highly-cited papers
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 21 Dec 2016 15:49
Lists six of my papers that are Web of Science highly-cited papers, i.e. top 1% most cited in their fields

Where to submit your paper? Which journals publish on your topic
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 14 Dec 2016 08:39
Shows how to use Publish or Perish to find out which journals publish on your topic

Benchmarking research performance
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 9 Dec 2016 17:40
Reports on my presentation at the EFMD Research Leadership Programme

Measuring the impact of academic research: Best practices and open questions
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 9 Dec 2016 15:27
Reports on a workshop at Birkbeck University in December 2016

The four P's of getting published
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 8 Dec 2016 14:02
Short summary of white paper explaining how performance, practice, participation and persistance are needed to publish academic papers

Twenty-three articles with free publisher access
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sun 4 Dec 2016 14:40
Alerts reader to free access of official publisher versions of my articles

The bridging role of expatriates and inpatriates
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 1 Dec 2016 15:35
Illustrates how expatriates and inpatriates differ in terms of their roles in knowledge transfer to and from MNC headquarters

Can we use Google Scholar to identify highly-cited documents?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 30 Nov 2016 12:32
Introducing my new article on Google Scholar with the Granada EC3 group

Presenting your case for tenure or promotion?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 23 Nov 2016 16:09
Shows how to make your case for tenure or promotion by comparing your record to a relevant peer group

How to manage multi-lingual teams?
Helene Tenzer - published Thu 17 Nov 2016 09:50
Discusses Helene Tenzer's exciting research about the challenges of multi-lingual teamwork

The benefits of being understood
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sun 13 Nov 2016 10:14
Introducing Shea Fan's work on the role of ethnic identity confirmation in the relationship between expatriates and host country employees in China

Microsoft Academic: Is the Phoenix getting wings?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 9 Nov 2016 12:35
Compares citation coverage in the new Microsoft Academic with Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science

Transcending the (non)sense of academic rankings
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 2 Nov 2016 16:54
When Knowledge Wins article features in AMLE virtual collection on Principles for Responsible Management Education

How to write successful funding applications?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 2 Nov 2016 09:24
Provides ten tips for successful funding applications

Publish or Perish version 5
David Adams - published Fri 28 Oct 2016 10:50
Introduces Publish or Perish release 5 and gives a historic overview of its development

Trailblazers of diversity: editors and editorial board diversity
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 25 Oct 2016 12:00
Documents my research with Isabel Metz on gender and international diversity in editorial boards

Please don't respond to the entire mailing list
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 21 Oct 2016 09:34
About the irritating email behaviour of sending a personal response to hundreds of addressees

Publish or Perish increases transparency in academic appointments
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 14 Oct 2016 14:57
Illustrates how PoP has been used to expose nepotism and incompetence

Do countries specialise in particular research areas?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 13 Oct 2016 14:23
Applies theories of revealed comparative advantage and the competitive advantage of nations to academic disciplines

Nancy Adler: Daring to Care
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 4 Oct 2016 12:18
Nancy Adler's inspirational papers on doing research that matters

How to address your lecturer?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 29 Sep 2016 09:58
Shows how countries differ in their expected way of address for teachers

Citation analysis for the Social Sciences: metrics and data-sources
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 20 Sep 2016 11:01
Argues that a fair and inclusive cross-disciplinary comparison of research performance is possible using Google Scholar and the hIa metric

Meeting an official guest or your academic hero?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 15 Sep 2016 12:26
Shows you how to prepare for any academic meeting in 5-10 minutes

Replication study gives thumbs up for the individual annual h-index
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 15 Sep 2016 10:08
Applies the hIa index for a large sample of academics in the United Emirates

How to get listed on the ESI ranking of highly cited authors
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 8 Sep 2016 15:56
Illustrates how tongue-in-cheek papers might be taken seriously by naive (or desparate) academics

*Would you ask a male academic the same question?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 7 Sep 2016 10:21
Discusses the expectations of service-oriented behaviour by female academics

Publish or Perish tutorial now in book format
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 5 Sep 2016 14:44
Introduces the Publish or Perish tutorial: 80 easy tips to get the best out of the software

*Hablas vielleicht un peu la mia language?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 31 Aug 2016 14:08
Systematically reviews the impact of language differences on the HQ-subsidiary relationship

Reflections on norms for the h-index and related indices
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Tue 23 Aug 2016 14:36
Uses Academy of Management and Academy of International Business Presidents to present aspirational norm scores

Sacrifice a little accuracy for a lot more comprehensive coverage
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 17 Aug 2016 18:15
A prologue for a book on Google Scholar

Please be polite and considerate
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 28 Jul 2016 16:01
About the importance of appreciating academic volunteers

From h-index to hIa: The ins and outs of research metrics
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 20 Jul 2016 07:48
Explains two key research metrics and compares three sources of citation data: the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.

How to make your case for impact
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 13 Jul 2016 14:06
Shows you how to make your case for impact by comparing your papers to the journal average

Replication studies: learning from failure and success
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sat 9 Jul 2016 08:17
Short commentary illustrating the importance of replication through two examples

Proof over promise: a more inclusive ranking of academics
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 7 Jul 2016 09:01
Shows how using a different data source and different metrics completely changes the Dutch Economics top-40

Don't write mass emails (2): asking for help
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 30 Jun 2016 16:10
Shows some typical student emails asking for help out of the blue

The Dean's disease: the Darker Side of Power
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 22 Jun 2016 10:18
Art Bedeian's hilarious and sobering paper about how power corrupts even Academic Deans

How to find your next research project?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 16 Jun 2016 10:24
Provides suggestions on how to find new and interesting research projects

Do Google Scholar, Scopus and the Web of Science speak your language?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sun 12 Jun 2016 17:04
Short summary of white paper on the coverage of non-English language publications in three major databases for citation analysis

Microsoft Academic (Search): a Phoenix arisen from the ashes?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 9 Jun 2016 12:23
Assesses Microsoft Academic coverage through a detailed comparison with Google Scholar, the Web of Science, and Scopus

Why is learning the host country language important for expatriates?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 6 Jun 2016 16:12
A new online paper on the impact of host country language learning on expatriate local relationships in China

EURAM Meet the editors panel
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sat 4 Jun 2016 16:34
Reports on a meet the editors panel at the 2016 EURAM conference

My first European Academy of Management conference
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sat 4 Jun 2016 14:55
Reports on my presentations at the EURAM 2016 conference on Language in Academia and the Future of Management Education & Research

Journal of Global Mobility Best EURAM paper
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sat 4 Jun 2016 11:44
Shea Fan's paper "The Benefits of Being Understood" won the best paper award of the standing track on Expatriation

Complex author questions: very easy!
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 1 Jun 2016 21:00
Details how to run author searches for multiple authors

Health warning: Might contain multiple personalities
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 25 May 2016 13:27
Shows how a lack of name disambiguation leads to serious distortion of the Essential Science Indicators

Rocket Science? Networking and External Engagement for Academic Success
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 20 May 2016 16:48
Presents the reasons why networking and external engagement constitute complementary skills

Don't write mass emails (1): distributing your work
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 18 May 2016 08:49
Explains ineffective and effective ways to promote your published work

How to prevent burn-out? About staying sane in academia
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 12 May 2016 09:28
Provides twelve suggestions on how to prevent burn-out and keep your sanity

What makes an article highly cited?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Sun 8 May 2016 19:56
Shows topic and author have a stronger influence on citations than journal outlet

How to assess journal impact?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 6 May 2016 08:00
Illustrates how Publish or Perish can be used to assess journal impact

*Should we distance ourselves from the cultural distance concept?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 27 Apr 2016 17:02
Argues IB research would do well to reconsider its fascination with distance measures

Thank You: The most underused words in academia?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 21 Apr 2016 12:02
About the importance of courtesy in email communications

Not a Post About Gender and Academia
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Wed 20 Apr 2016 19:43
Heather Jeffrey interviews me for the Huffington post

57th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Mon 18 Apr 2016 10:11
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 Erasmus Journal List

Female academics: Wives of the organization?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 14 Apr 2016 11:20
Describes how gendered interactions in the workplace subvert success for female academics

Babel in Business: The Role of Language in International Business
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 14 Apr 2016 09:45
My inaugural lecture at Middlesex University, Wednesday 13 April 2016

Strange journal invitations popping up in my inbox every day
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 7 Apr 2016 10:10
Discusses the phenomenon of predatory open access journals

Are referencing errors undermining our scholarship and credibility?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 1 Apr 2016 08:41
Discusses how myths are created through careless referencing

Looking for John Smith? About author disambiguation
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Thu 24 Mar 2016 09:17
Details how users of Publish or Perish can disambiguate authors

Why does my paper get a desk-reject time and again?
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 18 Mar 2016 17:03
About the importance of joining the journal’s “conversation”

Welcome to my blog!
Anne-Wil Harzing - published Fri 18 Mar 2016 17:00
Introduction to Anne-Wil's blog