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 

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

CFP Chronicity and Crisis: Time in the Medical Humanities

CFP: International Medical Humanities Conference Chronicity and Crisis: Time in the Medical Humanities The MSU Medical Humanities Program and ‘Waiting Times’ (a Wellcome Trust funded research project based at the University of Exeter and Birkbeck, University of London, UK) are pleased to announce an international conference on the theme of “Chronicity and Crisis” to be … Continue reading CFP Chronicity and Crisis: Time in the Medical Humanities

CFP: Gender and Trauma: Material, Methods, Media

Gender and Trauma: Material, Methods, Media  2019 Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Valley State University September 20–21, 2019          Grand Rapids, Michigan Co-organized by Jason Crouthamel (Grand Valley State University), Julia B. Köhne (Humboldt University in Berlin), Peter Leese (University of Copenhagen) and Ville Kivimäki (University of Tampere, Finland). Sponsored by the Grand Valley State University … Continue reading CFP: Gender and Trauma: Material, Methods, Media