Academic publishing resources

Resources for research impact and journal quality

  • Publish or Perish - a citation analysis software program, designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage.
    • A 15-minute audio & slide presentation on citation analysis and Publish or Perish can be found on slideshare.
  • A guide on how to improve the visibility and academic impact of your research, written by Veronica Cacean at ESCP Europe Berlin in colloboration with Anne-Wil Harzing.
  • Journal Quality List - Ranking of academic journals in the field of business and management.

Blogposts on research and publishing

Papers on journal rankings and referencing

Presentations on research quality and impact

External websites

The following two websites maintained by the library of the University of Western Ontario and John Lamp respectively provide a comprehensive collection of articles about the ranking and rating of journals in the broad fields of business and management.

Recommended books and articles

Below are some publications that I have found helpful in preparing papers for publication.

  • Abby Day (1996): How to get research published in journals, Gower Publishing Limited, Aldershot, ISBN 0-566-07767-1 (pbk), 0-566-07886-4 (hb).
  • Anne Sigismund Huff (1999): Writing for scholarly publications, Sage Publications, Inc., ThousandOaks, ISBN 0-7619-1804-3 (cloth), 0-7619-1805-1 (pbk).
  • Robert I. Sutton, Barry M. Staw (1995): What Theory is Not, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 371-384.
  • David A. Whetten (1989): What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution?, Academy of Management Review, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 490-495.
  • Allen S. Lee (1995) Reviewing a Manuscript for Publication, Journal of Operations Management, vol. 13, no. 4, pp.87-92. Available online...


Many research students are confused about what copyright plagiarism is. I found the following websites to be most helpful in this respect. They not only include good examples of what constitutes plagiarism and recommendation on how to avoid it, but also have a very accessible lay-out:

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