Harzing.com blog 1 year old!
I started blogging on the 18th of March 2016. So this week I am celebrating my blog's first anniversary. The first year saw 73 postings, i.e. more than one a week. Not bad! It is unlikely that I can keep up this schedule, but I will certainly try to keep posting regularly.
Top-10 most popular blogposts
So what were the most popular posts in terms of page views? Well... on the first place with head and shoulders above the rest was a post that wasn't even written by me, introducing Publish or Perish version 5. If you haven't updated your PoP version 4 yet, please do so as soon as possible. The top-10 most popular blogposts by my own hand mainly fell in two categories: Academia Behind the Scenes and Citation analysis. It is slightly disturbing that my most popular post was about staying sane in academia!
Academia Behind the Scenes
How to prevent burn-out? About staying sane in academia
Provides twelve suggestions on how to prevent burn-out and keep your sanity
Why does my paper get a desk-reject time and again?
About the importance of joining the journal’s “conversation”
Strange journal invitations popping up in my inbox every day
Discusses the phenomenon of predatory open access journals
How to find your next research project?
Provides suggestions on how to find new and interesting research projects
Citation analysis with Microsoft Academic and Google Scholar
Microsoft Academic (Search): a Phoenix arisen from the ashes?
Assesses Microsoft Academic coverage through a detailed comparison with Google Scholar, the Web of Science, and Scopus
Microsoft Academic: Is the Phoenix getting wings?
Compares citation coverage in the new Microsoft Academic with Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science
Do Google Scholar, Scopus and the Web of Science speak your language?
Short summary of white paper on the coverage of non-English language publications in three major databases for citation analysis
Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science
Argues that Google Scholar needs to be treated as a serious alternative data source for citation analysis
I was particularly pleased that my slightly provocative post on the demands put on female academics made it into the top-10. However, the other Academic Etiquette posts such as Thank You: The most underused words in academia? and Please be polite and considerate and Last impressions count too! The importance of conclusions are also worth a read. While on the topic, let me also point out that our CYGNA network - a London-based network for female academics - is still going strong.
Would you ask a male academic the same question?
Discusses the expectations of service-oriented behaviour by female academics
Finally, the announcement of the first academic article by one of my recent PhD students, Shea Fan, also made it into the top-10. Congratulations Shea! May this be the start of a distinguished academic career. Helene Tenzer's guest post and the announcement of my article with Ling Zhang, another recent PhD student, ended up outside the top-10, but are certainly worth a read.
The benefits of being understood
Introducing Shea Fan's work on the role of ethnic identity confirmation in the relationship between expatriates and host country employees
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.