46 blog postings January 2017 - 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
Reports on our 16th CYGNA meeting with two presentations on 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
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