Category Archives: CM&E forum

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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Special issue on social networks in construction

Background In order to manage project complexity and uncertainty, traditional project management literature has placed great emphasis on technical issues such as planning, scheduling, risk analysis and project management techniques, however, there is growing recognition of ‘self-organized’ and relational forms … 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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Free access April

For the month of April 2013, there is a special offer of free access to all T&F Journals. This includes full access to Construction Management and Economics, Building Research & Information, Engineering Project Organization Journal and many more – make … Continue reading

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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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Expanded editorial team

We are pleased to announce an expanded editorial team for Construction Management and Economics.  The reason for the expansion of the team is to help us manage the burgeoning workload associated  with increasing numbers of papers. The two new editors … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 35,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on The Scholarly Kitchen:
Ooooo! Ubislate laptops for #ba2012 members – nice! (Photo credit: Wayan Vota) An article published in November details the increasing success of a UK/Canadian/Indian startup called Datawind, which has produced a tablet computer with…

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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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