Academic publishing resources
Resources for citation analysis and journal impact measurement
- 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.
An excellent guide to Publish or Perish was produced by Stephanie Ow, librarian at the National Institute of Education Singapore. It is based on the PoP helpfile and the Publish or Perish Book, but in addition has lots of annotated screenshots to illustrate author and journals searches, as well as copying and exporting of results.
- Journal Quality List - Ranking of academic journals in the field of business and management.
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
- 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 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.
- University of Western Ontario Western Libraries journal ranking page.
- Business journal rankings/impact factors & PBRF a literature review (University of Auckland).
- 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.....
Emerald for Authors Site
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.
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:
- Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship (UC Davis)
- Plagiarism (Earl Babbie)
- Plagiarism: What it is and how to avoid it (UBC Biology)