It saddens and frustrates me that so many scholars lose sight of how meaningful their academic work is (or was) for them in the face of external pressures. Too often the collective process of advancing knowledge has been obscured by competitive pressures that lead to bullying and a distraction from … [Read more...] about Scholarly writing as a collective project to advance knowledge
Communicating scholarly knowledge
Publishing is an important part of your work as a scholar. Posts in this category address all times of publishing, understood as making your knowledge public: more or less formal methods, publishing for scholarly audiences, publishing for wider audiences.
For an introduction to how I approach the topic start with Communication vs Validation: Why are you publishing.
Helen Kara has written a though provoking piece about citation and scholarly friends: To Cite or Not to Cite your Friends One of her scholarly interests is ethics so it's not surprising that she would think about this in relation to the ethics of citation. Is citing your friends cronyism? Is it … [Read more...] about What does citation mean? Values and practices in scholarly work
I have sent the full revised draft off to my editor and anticipate publishing this next volume in the Short Guides series in autumn 2019. [UPDATE: publication date for Peer Review (A Short Guide) is 15 November 2019, preorders available from early October.] The one sentence summary that has been … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Peer Review (A Short Guide) on emotional labour
I am tempted to put "Part 1" at the end of the title because I'm sure there are more, but since I have no intention of writing any more of this series at the moment, I'll leave it. If you report your gremlin's sneaky tricks in the comments or privately, I will add to the series. One of the Studio … [Read more...] about Sneaky ways your gremlins try to get you not to actually publish
What follows is a draft of one section of my next Short Guide, Peer Review. I approach peer review as primarily editorial labour with the goal of improving scholarship. I question the use of "gate keeping" as a metaphor for the role of peer reviewers in making recommendations to editors regarding … [Read more...] about The value of voluntary peer review labour