Schedule Writing Days

Christine Tulley, a professor of English writing for Inside Higher Ed, suggests that we schedule writing days with ourselves. In "10 Ways to Make Sure Your Writing Happens," Tulley explains how to make sure we have and use writing days. Despite the hype about daily writing, I’ve found scores of faculty who reserve Fridays solely … Continue reading Schedule Writing Days

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