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Termination of editorship

Will Hughes’ role as Editor-in-Chief of Construction Management and Economics comes to an end this year. Continue reading

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Publication rights and sharing your work

We often get enquiries from authors who have posted a pre-publication draft of their work in an institutional repository, or some other on-line repository of work-in-progress, such as SSRN or REPEC. These services invite authors to place working papers and … Continue reading

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Reed Elsevier to acquire Mendeley, the academic collaboration tool

I hope that this turns out to be good news! I find that Mendeley is a very useful tool. Mendeley acquired by Reed Elsevier

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Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers The Committee on Publication Ethics has launched a really useful guide to ethical conduct in peer review.  I find these generic guidelines very useful.  What do you think?  Does this … Continue reading

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The $20 Tablet, and Four Interesting Questions for the Academic Market

Cheap computing for the developing world. Will it happen?

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How long do referees need to review a journal paper?

In recent correspondence with referees who do not usually review CM papers, I was told that our aspiration of asking referees to complete their tasks in two weeks is unusual. Apparently, in most social science and management journals the time … Continue reading

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49th ASC Annual International Conference

9-13 April 2013, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Contact:

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Major revisions or minor revisions? That is the question…

There is an increasing tension around the question of the distinction between major and minor revision decisions on papers. When I started as an academic, there seemed to be a fairly consistent view among those with experience, that a major … Continue reading

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STAR – Special Terms for Authors & Researchers

Researchers in developing countries often face difficulties in accessing commercially published journals. In recognition of the importance of providing access to research students who are undertaking their literature review, Taylor & Francis have set up an initiative to help overcome … Continue reading

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I have noticed an increasingly popular trend among authors to try to use different verbs when citing the literature upon which their work is based.  It is frequently the case that authors fail to connect with the research they purport … Continue reading

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