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
RU a PIG In MuD?
Paul Silvia, associate professor of psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, for Pacific Standard reviews Dr. Roberta Ness' Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas (Oxford UP), which employs the acronym PIG In MuD: Phrase a question based on interest, observation, and knowledge. Identify the frames and find alternatives. Generate all … Continue reading RU a PIG In MuD?
Inside Higher Ed: Scholarly Publishing
Three articles in Inside Higher Ed today came to our attention. The controversial proposed law originating in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the Research Works Act, which would have prohibited the government from requiring open access publication of studies funded by the federal government, lost a key supporter, Elsevier Publishing and has been withdrawn by … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: Scholarly Publishing
The Professor Is In
Karen L. Kelsky is The Professor of TheProfessorIsIn, a Web site that augments Kelsky's consulting practice as an advisor to advanced doctoral students and junior faculty. She came to my attention through her essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, "To: Professors; Re: Your Advisees," in which she laments the lack of robust professional advising … Continue reading The Professor Is In
Review: Wood & Ross-Kerr, Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research
Wood, M. J., & Ross-Kerr, J. C. (2011). Basic steps in planning nursing research: From question to proposal (7th Ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing. 511 pp. Wood and Ross-Kerr, both nursing faculty members at the University of Alberta, have developed a guide for planning nursing research in their 2011 edition of Basic Steps … Continue reading Review: Wood & Ross-Kerr, Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research