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Journal Impact Factors

The 2014 Journal Impact Factors (JIFs) have arrived from Thomson Reuters. You can find them right now in Journal Citation Reports (JCR). A JIF for a journal for a given year measures the overall number of citations of articles published in that journal in the two previous years, and divides them…

Altmetrics… measuring the broader impact of research

Altmetrics are “alternative metrics”. Traditionally, research quality has been judged by the prestige of the journal it is published in, or by the number of citations to a paper. About 2010, the term Altmetrics was coined to refer to broader demonstrations of impact, such as mentions in newspapers…

The lighter side of health research

One of the great health-related puzzles of our time has been answered. New Zealand researchers have published a cohort study in the eminent journal BMJ’s satirical December edition addressing the question that puzzles those who frequent doctors’ waiting rooms: Why are the available magazines always so old? And it seems…

Free access to new Palgrave Pivot titles

    Palgrave Pivot is a new type of peer-reviewed publication that is shorter than a book, but longer than a journal article.  Pivot allows for faster dissemination of research suitable for a medium length format. Access over 100 Palgrave Pivot titles across Business, Social Sciences and the Humanities…

All systems go for AcWrMo

November is Academic Writing Month (#AcWrMo). AcWrMo is ideal if you are writing a thesis (Honours, Masters or PhD), then AcWrMo is for you. AcWrMo is also recommended for any researchers with a deadline. 6 Rules Decide your academic writing goal. Declare your goal on the shared Google…