Academic publishing resources

Resources for citation analysis and journal impact measurement

Papers on journal rankings and referencing

Presentations on research quality and impact

External websites

The following two websites maintained by the librarier of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Auckland 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.....

Emerald for Authors Site

http://info.emeraldinsight.com/authors/index.htm

Provided by Emerald publishers, who aim to be the publisher of choice for authors. The authors section offers a range of resources, including "finding the right journal", "write a case study", "write for a practitioner journal" and "write an abstract". Also very useful is Emerald Research Connections: an online meeting place for the academic and corporate research communities, providing the opportunity for researchers to present their own work and interests, and find others to participate in future projects or simply share ideas.

Plagiarism

Many research students are confused about what plagiarism is. I found the following three 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: