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Cities after transition: where are they, and where is the research about them?

It has been already 25 years since the great political change took place in the former socialist states, which has brought also numerous changes in the fields of urban and regional development. For a couple of years, scholars working on the … Continue reading

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The problems and the blindness of peer review

A few days ago, I had reblogged a post at the Society and Space website about “the problems of peer review”. It is a very interesting piece, whose importance is primarily that of “disclosing” to the outside world some of … Continue reading

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Writing, impacting, timing in academe

This post is a meta-post, delivering a few (more) considerations about the practice of writing in, and for, academe. Brian Tomasik has a good essay that, although provocatively, questions: “is it better to blog or formally publish”? The essay suggests … Continue reading

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Savage Minds, the blog

Savage Minds is a “group blog devoted to ‘doing anthropology in public’ — providing well-written relevant discussion of sociocultural anthropology that everyone will find accessible. Our authors range from graduate students to tenured professors to anthropologists working outside the academy” … Continue reading

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Kyle Grayson on the journal research article

What’s your experience with peer-review journal articles? You know, writing a paper, sending it, waiting for (long) months, and then receiving an email. As a researcher starting up his career (although somebody says it’s not going to change with the … Continue reading

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The Open Access button

Open access refers to the practice of granting free Internet access to research articles. As all research and innovation builds on earlier achievements, an efficient system for broad dissemination of and access to research data and publications can accelerate scientific … Continue reading

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On the importance of blogging

“Publish or perish!” is repeated. “Academe shall impact!” is said. “Public funded research shall be in open access!” is the new meme. In-between “dissemination” (through academic audiences) and “outreach” (towards the general public), the need for, and the ways through … Continue reading

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