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How many references should I have in my thesis? How many references do I need in this paper?


Its the question everyone has asked at one time or another. Its also the question every supervisor is asked by almost all of her or his research students. ‘How many references should I have in my thesis/chapter/conference paper/article?’ Put simply … Continue reading

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Tips for interpreting research…the do’s and the don’t’s


There’s an increasing volume of research being published, driven in large part by the ‘publish or perish’ culture and the associated regular national assessments of research quality, and also university league tables. Because research is presented in print form, this … Continue reading

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Writing, bare bones and metaphor – the importance of structure


After a break for a holiday to catch up with family in the UK and a short stop over in Hong Kong, a city I’ve never previously visited, I’m promoted to reinvigorate Doctoral Education To Go…by an excellent short piece … Continue reading

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Paper rejection? Fear not! Fascinating blog/article on journal rejections and subsequent citations


Have you ever had a paper rejected by a journal? Was it a lower impact journal that you chose because you really wanted to get something published? Well, fear not. All is not lost! In a blog that is well … Continue reading

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Where should I publish? Quality, journals and the list of lists in Business and Management


After my earlier post on where not to publish, a number of people contacted me to say words along the line of, ‘That’s all very well, young man, but where do we publish?’ (I’ve embellished a bit with the ‘young … Continue reading

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How to write a title for an article or a chapter


If you found your way to this page via a search engine, you most probably typed into the search box something like ‘How do I write an article title?’ You’ll notice that that is basically the title of this article. … Continue reading

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Where NOT to publish


Publishing the results of your research in the right journal is an important determinant of the breadth of attention your writing will achieve and the amount of weight your discussion and conclusions will carry in the mind of many of … Continue reading

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