Maybe you have been harbouring secret thoughts about getting a book from those blog posts that you’ve been writing. I think about it too, occasionally, as patter is now several books worth of words. Well, before y… Learn more.
Whether we like it or not, published research remains one of the significant benchmarks by which academics are measured. So from the perspective of science and the social sciences, how does the postdoctoral researcher … Learn more.
The southern hemisphere’s cold weather is a certain signal that winter conference season is upon us. In the coming weeks academics – from many disciplines – will be spending freezing nights in student dorms an… Learn more.
To be honest, I am a reluctant blogger. Although, my blog Academic Diary established itself quickly with on-line readers when it first appeared in 2011, I always intended these short essays on university life – f… Learn more.
When Ashgate Publishing was bought last summer by Informa, a large corporation, some academics feared for its future. What would happen to the family-owned publishing house, which had spent four decades building a reputa… Learn more.
[caption id="attachment_30547" align="aligncenter" width="680"] SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] Barbara and I are now on final descent with our new writing book, Detox your writing. We’ll have it to the publisher som… Learn more.
Smile. You can publish your own eBook — here’s how. When it comes to writing, the Internet is a double edged sword. On one hand, anyone who wants to can publish their work if they have the right blogging tools. Th… Learn more.
The research excellence of academics is often measured by the quantity and quality of their scholarly publications. But how do we know that all authors listed on a publication have actually been involved in the research?… Learn more.
Last week I had to give a very short talk about my top tips for early career publishing. In very abbreviated form, here are the first three things I said about some important scholarly practices that underpin success… Learn more.
On the day my book, Guyland, was published, my agent sold the film rights to Dreamworks. I was speechless, a first for me. It was also pretty gratifying, because I had been fighting with my publisher for months over t… Learn more.