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.
Why I created the Journal Quality list in 1999
Blogposts on research and publishing
- Why does my paper get a desk-reject time and again?
- How to avoid a desk-reject in seven steps [1/8]
- Are referencing errors undermining our scholarship & credibility?
- Strange journal invitations popping up in my inbox every day
- The four P's of publishing
- The four C's of getting cited
- How to ensure your paper achieves the impact it deserves?
- How to keep up-to-date with the literature, but avoid information overload?
- How to write successful funding applications?
- CV of failures
- What is that conference networking thing all about?
- Fostering research impact through social media
- Google Scholar Citation Profiles: the good, the bad, and the better
- How to write for US journals with non-US data
Publication strategy: quality or quantity
Papers on journal rankings and referencing
- White paper Working with ISI data: Beware of Categorisation Problems - discusses a categorisation problem in Thomson Reuter's ISI Web of Knowledge. ISI appears to regularly misclassify journal articles containing orginal research into the "review" or "proceedings paper" category.
- White paper Comparing the Google Scholar H-index with the ISI Journal Impact Factor - compares ISI journal impact factors with an impact factor based on the Google Scholar h-index for more than 800 journals in the field of Economics & Business.
- Are our referencing errors undermining our scholarship and credibility? The case of expatriate failure rates - Suggests twelve guidelines for good academic referencing.
- Ranking Journals in Business and Management: A Statistical Analysis of the Harzing Dataset - a paper that investigate relationships between the different rankings, including that between peer rankings and citation behaviour; and tries to develop a ranking based on four groups that could be useful for the RAE.
Presentations on research quality and impact
- From publication to impact (slides) - 30 minute presentation (courtesy of Middlesex University, September 2014)
- Predatory Open Access Journals: Academics Beware! - a presentation on the problematic nature of predatory open access journals; given at the October 2012 BARDSnet meeting.
- Publish or Perish? - a presentation on publishing in good journals and getting cited; given at Manchester Business School, April 2008.
- The value of Google Scholar for extended impact monitoring - a presentation given at the ERIM workshop on research impact, March 2008.
- How to build networks and publish in Management? - a presentation given at the ANZAM doctoral colloquium in June 2006.
- Research quality, journal rankings and the RQF - slides of a presentation given at the 2005 ANZIBA executive meeting, discussing Australian research quality and impact in a comparative perspective.
- Research quality - a comparative perspective - slides of a presentation given at ESC Toulouse October 2006, discussing Australian and French research quality and impact in a comparative perspective.
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.
- University of Western Ontario Western Libraries journal ranking page.
- A useful page on John Lamp's website which provides quick, efficient access to the over 21,000 records which constitute the ERA journal ranking list.
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:
- Ultimate Guide to Copyright for Students
- A Plagiarism Guide for Students
- Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship (UC Davis)
- Plagiarism (Earl Babbie)
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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. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. 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.