CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays
Since moving to the UK, I have been involved in running CYGNA. The network was established in June 2014 as a combined initiative of Argyro Avgoustaki, Ling Eleanor Zhang, and Anne-Wil Harzing, later joined by Shasha Zhao. The name CYGNA derives from the female version of the Latin word for SWAN (Supporting Women in Academia Network). The main objective of the group is to promote interaction among female academics based in the London area and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking.
We typically hold four or five meetings a year with a mix of presentations and informal discussions. A quick overview of the topics covered can be found here. Yearly meeting overviews with pictures can be found here. In February 2018, I have started to write up our meetings as blogposts so from February till June 2018 you'll find reports on a mix of recent and older CYGNA meetings on my blog. A full list of the blogposts of our mid 2014 to mid 2018 meetings can be found at CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays.
All CYGNA presentations
Over the last few months I have been writing up blogposts relating to our prior meetings. Here is a list of all of them. Some are more detailed than others as I did this retrospectively, so I don't remember as much from the earlier meetings. We are also missing pictures and presentations for many of the early meetings, and many of these meetings featured research presentations which are not as interesting to a larger audience as the more generic presentations. Therefore I have combined the 2014-2016 meetings into two bigger topics.
CYGNA: Women academics in Australia and France [2014-2016]
WAIB Panel: Academic career strategies for women in the UK [panel at the AIB-UKI conference]
Publish or Perish related presentations
During the CYGNA meetings I also gave regular presentations (see picture) about citation analysis and the use of my Publish or Perish software. However, most of these presentations have now been improved for other purposes. Here are some blogposts relating to this:
- The four C's of getting cited
- Bibliometrics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Measuring the impact of academic research: Best practices and open questions
- Why metrics can (and should?) be used in the Social Sciences
- Publish or Perish: Realising Google Scholar's potential to democratise citation analysis
Drop me a line and have a nice Summer
If you’d like to join the CYGNA network, just drop me an email. This will be my last post before my Summer blogging holiday in July and August. The British summer is too short to spend more time behind your computer than is strictly necessary. Have a great summer all! I'll see you back early September with a post on Internal vs. External promotions.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. 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.