46 blog postings January 2017 - December 2017

(*Starred titles refer to featured blog posts)

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