Scientific Publishing

Publication Strategies in the Social Sciences and Cultural Sciences

On 13 and 14 July, I held an online workshop on “Publication Strategies in the Social Sciences and Cultural Sciences” for the Viadrina University of Frankfurt/ Oder. Today I am posting the slides taken from the workshop here and I also link to a posting on ratings and rankings of publication venues in the Social […]

Criteria for the qualitative assessment of scientific publications

As mentioned here before a contract study on the qualitative perception of Open Access was completed at the end of last year. The study was carried out as part of the third-party funded project visOA: Making Open Access publications visible in the holdings of a library, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research […]

Predatory publishing. The role of academic libraries in publication support and their contribution to quality assurance

Gernot Deinzer (University of Regensburg) and I recently published an article on Predatory Publishing and academic libraries. The so-called Predatory Publishers are publishing any content with applying any form Peer Review against payment of a (mostly small) fee. The results of this practice are often referred to as Fake Publications or Junk Publications – whereby […]

Präsentation zum Workshop „Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ online

Ab heute stehen die Folien zum gestrigen Workshop „Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ an der Universität des Saarlandes (UdS) online. Wie sich auf dem Bild unten erkennen lässt, war die Teilnehmergruppe recht gemischt, auch wenn die Fächer aus dem Bereich STM überwogen. Die Themen, an denen die TeilnehmerInnen zu Beginn des Workshops besonderes Interesse bekundeten, waren die […]

Workshop zum wissenschaftlichen Publizieren an der Universität des Saarlandes

Am 16. Mai veranstalte ich an meiner Heimatuniversität, der Universität des Saarlandes, einen Workshop zum „Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ im Graduierten-Progamm GradUS. Auf der GradUS-Seite finden sich weitere Informationen sowie eine Anmeldemöglichkeit. Nachwuchswissenschaftler befinden sich am Beginn ihrer Forscherlaufbahn, die zugleich eine Publikationskarriere ist. Letztere ist für die berufliche Positionierung und Entwicklung mehr als wichtig, nicht […]

Workshop on scientific publishing in Economics & Business Administration at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Today I held a workshop on scientific publishing in Economics & Business Administration at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. It was my first workshop which dealt specifically with publishing in the disciplines of Economics & Business Administration. The workshop focussed on these topics: scientific publishing and careers typology of scientific publishing, especially  in the field of […]

Scientific Publishing in Economics & Business Administration

On 24.04.2019 I will hold a workshop on Scientific Publishing in Economics and Business Administration at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Humboldt University of Berlin. The aim of the workshop is to inform scientists about the functions, contextual conditions (e.g. quality control, selection criteria, perceived quality of a journal/publisher) and parameters […]

A little bibliography on criteria for assessing the quality of scientific documents

As mentioned before I work on a literature review focusing on criteria for assessing the quality of scientific documents. As I found in the Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar very few literature on cognitive construction processes or relevant content-related parameters that make articles seem to be of high quality I asked in a […]

A lack of literature on qualitative aspects of scientific articles?

Working on a literature review I am looking for publications on the perceived quality of scientific literature. I use the Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar as databases and find very, very few literature on cognitive construction processes or relevant content-related parameters that make some articles appear to be of high-quality and others to […]

Foxconning Science: J. Sallaz on outsourcing in scientific publishing

While browsing I came across a very interesting article by Jeffrey J. Sallaz with the title „Your Paper Has Just Been Outsourced“. The sociologist at the University of Arizona deals with outsourcing in publishing, as the title says. Sallaz draws parallels between the cheap production of overpriced mobile phones in Asian low wage countries and […]

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