Kerry Ann Rockquemore, writing for Inside Higher Ed, advises early-career researchers and scholars to welcome criticism rather than to become frustrated or dispirited by it. It's all about context, including the context of your reaction, as well as seeking out the advice of trusted colleagues: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/28/essay-how-those-starting-academic-careers-should-respond-criticism
Month: January 2015
This presentation featured Jason Priem from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussing the future of scientific communication. Jason is with the school of information and library science and his talk was entitled: Toward a Second Revolution: altmetrics, total-impact, and the Decoupled Journal. For a complete set of slides from this presentation go … Continue reading Jason Priem presents Altmetrics at Purdue University, February 14, 2012
Kirsten Bell, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae, offers sage advice to authors seeking publication: Know the journal to which you want to submit. (Hint: Actually read articles from several of the most recent issues and read the author guidelines usually found on the journal's web site.) Nominate reviewers if given the option. … Continue reading Chronicle: Really Obvious but Ignored Guide to Getting Published
Advances in Nursing Science future issue topics: Veterans Health Vol 38:4 - December 2015 Manuscript Due Date: April 15, 2015 Given recent history of international conflict and violence, the health and well-being of those who have served the military of any country world-wide has become a major challenge that influences the well-being of families, communities and … Continue reading CFS: ANS Future Issue Topics
Call for Abstracts: Thirty-second Annual History of Nursing & Health Care History Conference Dublin, Ireland, September 17-20, 2015 Please Note: The AAHN Board of Directors approved waiving the membership requirement to present at the 2015 Conference in an effort to promote submission of papers to this international conference. The waiver applies to the 2015 Conference … Continue reading CFP: History of Nursing & Health Care History Conference
In addition to losing weight, exercising more, and keeping in better touch with friends and family, have you also resolved to write more this new year? In an editorial in Clinical Nursing Research, Pamela Z. Cacchione outlines some "Publishing Considerations for New Academic Faculty," reminding us of the value of placing writing in our schedules, … Continue reading Be It Resolved: Write!
A study published in BMJ 2014;349 reports that mass-media misrepresentations and inaccuracies concerning research findings are often the products of university communication offices' self-promotion efforts, the result of increasing competition among high education institutions to claim points of pride. According to this study's abstract: Results 40% (95% confidence interval 33% to 46%) of the press releases contained … Continue reading How to Correct the Media When They Misreport Your Research