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.

Academic writing as conversation: one important step towards a published paper

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Experienced scholars describe writing as joining conversations within a particular field of interest (Patriotta 2017). Having analyzed his experience of editing the Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Studies, Gerardo Patriotta suggests that a text-building strategy has to start with the identification of a ‘good’ conversation that provides the baseline for a contribution. […]