Science journalist John Bohannon was shocked by the results of his sting operation to expose predatory publishers. Academic librarian Jeffrey Beall found himself threatened with a billion-dollar lawsuit and much more when he published a black list of predatory journals. He believes …
Research ethics expert, Mark Israel, discusses the ethics of self-plagiarism and asks, when it is it justifiable to re-purpose previously published social research in this article from the LSE Impact Blog. He concludes with a checklist of 5 points to consider before reproducing previously published social research. Image credit
The USF Tampa Library’s Impact Guide will help scholars find all the tools for journal rankings, identifying an author’s cited references, and ways candidates for promotion and tenure can highlight the quality of their publications.
Google Scholar is now offering lists of the top 20 journals in various subject categories by H5 index. Click further into this post to see the links to various education categories for scholarly journals.
Just as there are predatory journals where scholars pay to get published while getting very little in the way of improving their publication record, there are conferences that are touted as scholarly but are actually misleading, exaggerated or fake in their reputability. This new site Think, Check, Attend offers thoughtful guidance on trusting a conference to attend and present your research. The checklist asks researchers if they are familiar with sponsors of the conference, its venue, reputation, etc.