We Want You On Our Editorial Board

May 15, 2013

An invitation to be on the editorial board of a journal can be a significant marker of academic prestige.  If a subject-based journal can be seen to define a particular academic community then your name on the editorial board would suggest that you...Read more

They still want to publish your thesis

March 5, 2013

Writing a doctoral or a masters thesis is a huge amount of work and there‘s a lot of satisfaction when you come to  the end of the process and the thesis is finally printed and bound.  According to the University regulations a printed and bound...Read more

Are our databases letting us down? Some reflections

February 11, 2013

My last posting on the appearance of a highly questionable journal in the Scopus database has raised a few eyebrows and has also given rise to the question of whether I may have singled out Scopus, and its parent company Elsevier, unfairly.  To...Read more

Are our databases letting us down? A case study

February 1, 2013

After my recent posting on Open Access journals  I had a closer look at Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers and in particular at the list of suspect journal titles.  I had become aware some time ago that at least one very...Read more

Good Guys, Bad Guys and Open Access Journals

January 23, 2013

Jeffrey Beall is a librarian at University of Colorado and seems to be one of the Good Guys.  Open Access publishing is very much a Good Thing but like a lot of open stuff it has been discovered by the Bad Guys and many OA journals are starting to...Read more

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