108 blog postings March 2016 - December 2017
(*Starred titles refer to featured blog posts)
When are theories (not) interesting?
A spirited account of what distinguishes interesting theories from non-interesting ones
Making your case for impact if you have few citations
Provides advice on strategies to demonstrate impact with a very low citation level
*Publish or Perish version 6
Introduces Publish or Perish release 6 and its new data sources
The mystery of the phantom reference: a detective story
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?
Reflections on the importance of networking in academia and tips on how to do it
To rank or not to rank
Gives an overview of my research in the field of journal rankings, university rankings and citation rankings
Is Google Scholar flawless? Of course not!
Reviews the major limitations of Google Scholar
Citation analysis: Tips for Deans and other administrators
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
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
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
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?
Illustrates how Web of Science and Scopus data can be imported into Publish or Perish
Even my errata are valued publications! Yes, really...
Another illustration of the hillarious invitations by predatory journals
Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say
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?
Short summary of white paper that proposes replacing the REF with a metrics-based exercise
EURAM 2017: Famous scholars in expatriate studies
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
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
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
Reports on a study outlining the relationship between shared language and knowledge flows
The distinctiveness of European management scholarship
About common sense scholarship that prefers artistic rigour over technical rigour
Gender and geographical diversity in the JIBS editorial board: an update
Announces an update of white paper on editorial board diversity
Language in International Business: A review and agenda for future research
A new online paper reviewing 264 articles on language in IB
Why metrics can (and should?) be used in the Social Sciences
Reports on my presentation presented at "The Future of Research Assessment Peer Review vs. Metrics"
Experimental research in IB: Presenting at CERIB Kingston
Reports on my presentation at the launch of CERIB (Centre for Experimental Research in International Business)
CYGNA: Building your academic brand through social media
Introduces CYGNA and two presentations about social media in academia
How to address other academics by email?
Provides suggestions on the best way to address academics by email
How to conduct a longitudinal literature review?
Shows you how to do a longitudinal literature review with Publish or Perish
*The double-edged sword of ethnic similarity
Introduces Shea Fan's work on ethnic identity confirmation in a Chinese host context
Australian research output in Economics & Business: quantity over quality?
Shows the discrepancy between research productivity and research impact for Australian research in Economics & Business
59th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 FNEGE update and the 2017 HCRES update
How to conduct searches with Microsoft Academic
Explains how to use Microsoft Academic as a new data source in Publish or Perish
Challenges in International survey research: illustrations and solutions
Reviews my work on international mail surveys and response rates across countries
Bibliometrics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Reports on my presentation at a workshop in March 2017 organised by the UK LIS-Bibliometrics group
Harzing.com blog 1 year old!
Celebrating my blog's first anniversary with the top-10 most read blogs
Is ISI misunderstanding the Social Sciences?
Documents how ISI is inappropriately applying Science-based criteria to articles in the Social Sciences
58th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
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
Warns against ending your academic article with your study's limitations
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
Publish or Perish: Realising Google Scholar's potential to democratise citation analysis
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!
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
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?
Explains how response style difference between countries can distort cross-national comparisons
Want to impress at an academic job interview?
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?
Lists five little known things you can do with the PoP General Citation Search
Compete or cooperate: does it depend on the language?
Shows how using the English language might prime competitive behaviour
Submit to only one journal at a time
About good practices in journal submission
Six Essential Science Indicators highly-cited papers
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
Shows how to use Publish or Perish to find out which journals publish on your topic
Benchmarking research performance
Reports on my presentation at the EFMD Research Leadership Programme
Measuring the impact of academic research: Best practices and open questions
Reports on a workshop at Birkbeck University in December 2016
The four P's of getting published
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
Alerts reader to free access of official publisher versions of my articles
The bridging role of expatriates and inpatriates
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?
Introducing my new article on Google Scholar with the Granada EC3 group
Presenting your case for tenure or promotion?
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?
Discusses Helene Tenzer's exciting research about the challenges of multi-lingual teamwork
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
Microsoft Academic: Is the Phoenix getting wings?
Compares citation coverage in the new Microsoft Academic with Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science
Transcending the (non)sense of academic rankings
When Knowledge Wins article features in AMLE virtual collection on Principles for Responsible Management Education
How to write successful funding applications?
Provides ten tips for successful funding applications
Publish or Perish version 5
Introduces Publish or Perish release 5 and gives a historic overview of its development
Trailblazers of diversity: editors and editorial board diversity
Documents my research with Isabel Metz on gender and international diversity in editorial boards
Please don't respond to the entire mailing list
About the irritating email behaviour of sending a personal response to hundreds of addressees
Publish or Perish increases transparency in academic appointments
Illustrates how PoP has been used to expose nepotism and incompetence
Do countries specialise in particular research areas?
Applies theories of revealed comparative advantage and the competitive advantage of nations to academic disciplines
Nancy Adler: Daring to Care
Nancy Adler's inspirational papers on doing research that matters
How to address your lecturer?
Shows how countries differ in their expected way of address for teachers
Citation analysis for the Social Sciences: metrics and data-sources
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?
Shows you how to prepare for any academic meeting in 5-10 minutes
Replication study gives thumbs up for the individual annual h-index
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
Illustrates how tongue-in-cheek papers might be taken seriously by naive (or desparate) academics
*Would you ask a male academic the same question?
Discusses the expectations of service-oriented behaviour by female academics
Publish or Perish tutorial now in book format
Introduces the Publish or Perish tutorial: 80 easy tips to get the best out of the software
*Hablas vielleicht un peu la mia language?
Systematically reviews the impact of language differences on the HQ-subsidiary relationship
Reflections on norms for the h-index and related indices
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
A prologue for a book on Google Scholar
Please be polite and considerate
About the importance of appreciating academic volunteers
From h-index to hIa: The ins and outs of research metrics
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
Shows you how to make your case for impact by comparing your papers to the journal average
Replication studies: learning from failure and success
Short commentary illustrating the importance of replication through two examples
Proof over promise: a more inclusive ranking of academics
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
Shows some typical student emails asking for help out of the blue
The Dean's disease: the Darker Side of Power
Art Bedeian's hilarious and sobering paper about how power corrupts even Academic Deans
How to find your next research project?
Provides suggestions on how to find new and interesting research projects
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
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
Why is learning the host country language important for expatriates?
A new online paper on the impact of host country language learning on expatriate local relationships
EURAM Meet the editors panel
Reports on a meet the editors panel at the 2016 EURAM conference
My first European Academy of Management conference
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
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!
Details how to run author searches for multiple authors
Health warning: Might contain multiple personalities
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
Presents the reasons why networking and external engagement constitute complementary skills
Don't write mass emails (1): distributing your work
Explains ineffective and effective ways to promote your published work
How to prevent burn-out? About staying sane in academia
Provides twelve suggestions on how to prevent burn-out and keep your sanity
What makes an article highly cited?
Shows topic and author have a stronger influence on citations than journal outlet
How to assess journal impact?
Illustrates how Publish or Perish can be used to assess journal impact
*Should we distance ourselves from the cultural distance concept?
Argues IB research would do well to reconsider its fascination with distance measures
Thank You: The most underused words in academia?
About the importance of courtesy in email communications
Not a Post About Gender and Academia
Heather Jeffrey interviews me for the Huffington post
57th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 Erasmus Journal List
Female academics: Wives of the organization?
Describes how gendered interactions in the workplace subvert success for female academics
Babel in Business: The Role of Language in International Busines
My inaugural lecture at Middlesex University, Wednesday 13 April 2016
Strange journal invitations popping up in my inbox every day
Discusses the phenomenon of predatory open access journals
Are referencing errors undermining our scholarship and credibility?
Discusses how myths are created through careless referencing
Looking for John Smith? About author disambiguation
Details how users of Publish or Perish can disambiguate authors
Why does my paper get a desk-reject time and again?
About the importance of joining the journal’s “conversation”
Welcome to my blog!
Introduction to Anne-Wil's blog
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