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Sexism in Peer Review

Sexism in Peer Review | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

When sexist comments make it into a technical review of a research article, journal editors and publishers are wise to take a moment and think about processes for finding, responding to, and eradicating

 

If you are a fan of academic banter and hang out on Twitter, there are several irreverent Twitter handles you can follow to get a glimpse into the world of academics. A few of these center around peer review. Handles such as @yourpapersucks or @academicssay deliver fictional and sometimes real and frustrating examples of less than helpful feedback given to authors. Many of these are comedy gold. (...) - The Scholarly kitchen, by Angela Cochran, May 7, 2015

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Sick of Impact Factors

Sick of Impact Factors | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

I am sick of impact factors and so is science.

The impact factor might have started out as a good idea, but its time has come and gone. Conceived by Eugene Garfield in the 1970s a useful tool for research libraries to judge the relative merits of journals when allocating their subscription budgets, the impact factor is calculated annually as the mean number of citations to articles published in any given journal in the two preceding years. (...) - Blog Reciprocal Space

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