From plagiarism to predatory journals: academic misconduct, misrepresentation, and gaming

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When we hear the words academic misconduct, we usually think of individuals involved in plagiarism and other kinds of unethical scholarly behavior, and less often of organizations implicated in such affairs. Yet in recent years, universities have earned a reputation for ruthless manipulating figures to improve their positions in international rankings. Editors attempting to elevate […]

Exploring the world of higher education research – Key Actors in Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS)

You’re an early-career higher education researcher? One of those hybrid academics who doesn’t really fit into traditional typologies? Don’t lose hope, not yet. In most of my studies, I was tempted to fall toward computational techniques and reporting methods or to automate cumbersome tasks as much as possible.

Can early-career scholars publish high-impact research?


Is being at an early stage in one’s career a limiting factor in publishing high-impact articles? According to a recent study published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education – not at all. The authors of the article, Podsakoff and colleagues (2018), find that over half of the authors of the greatest hits in the field of management were early-career scholars, while over 50% of pre-tenured authors were sole authors or lead authors of their articles.