Writing Lessons: Practicing What We Preach

Writing for Inside Higher Ed, "Junior Prof" suggests that we employ writing strategies that we teach: Work with your natural writing practice, not against it. Don't brag about how hard it is to write. Write in different genres. Full text of the essay is on line: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/06/20/faculty-should-apply-same-writing-instruction-they-give-students-their-own-work 

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Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

We've all heard about the market in predatory online open-access journals, with specious review processes, murky editorial boards, and uncertain longevity. But where do you go to determine if a journal publisher (or conference organizer) qualifies as "predatory"? Cabell has for several years offered a scrutiny  and review service, which Rick Anderson revisists and reviews … Continue reading Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

CFP: Challenging Medical Knowledge Translation

Challenging Medical Knowledge Translation – Convergence and Divergence of Translation across Epistemic and Cultural Boundaries Palgrave Communications (https://www.nature.com/palcomms/ ) the open access journal from Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature),  which publishes research across the humanities and social sciences, is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a research article collection (‘special issue’) on … Continue reading CFP: Challenging Medical Knowledge Translation

Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals

Owens, J. K. and Nicoll, L. H. (2019), Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. doi:10.1111/jnu.12475 Conclusions This study found a substantial level of plagiarism via duplicate publications in the three analyzed predatory journals, further diluting credible scientific literature and risking the ability to synthesize evidence accurately … Continue reading Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals