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Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Here, the reade may find some academic resources that I think are of interest.

Academic sources

The most common forms of academic source are
•Journal articles
•Published reports

Sources such as newspaper articles, magazine articles, opinion pieces, and websites are not commonly academic, although there are some exceptions. Many journal articles and reports can be found online, for example.

Academic journals are very different from popular magazines, although they bear several similarities.

To identify an academic source, the researcher may apply the criteria listed above:
•What are the qualifications of the author? Academic authors are likely to come from a university or institute, and academic writing is often published by a university press.
•Are sources listed? Look for a reference list or bibliography.
•Has the writing been peer-reviewed? Peer-reviewed journals will have an editorial board or committee listed, or will provide instructions to authors that describe a standard peer review.
•Is the writing objective? Sources that are blatantly one-sided are unlikely to be academic.
•Who is the target audience? Consider the style of the writing, the presence of advertising, and where you found the source


Here the reader can find several academic resources, including articles about the ranking and rating of journals in the broad fields of law, business and management.

Recommended books and articles

Below are some publications that I have found helpful in preparing papers for publication.

  • Abby Day (1996): How to get research published in journals, Gower Publishing Limited, Aldershot, ISBN 0-566-07767-1 (pbk), 0-566-07886-4 (hb).
  • Anne Sigismund Huff (1999): Writing for scholarly publications, Sage Publications, Inc., ThousandOaks, ISBN 0-7619-1804-3 (cloth), 0-7619-1805-1 (pbk).
  • Robert I. Sutton, Barry M. Staw (1995): What Theory is Not, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 371-384.
  • David A. Whetten (1989): What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution?, Academy of Management Review, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 490-495.
  • Allen S. Lee (1995) Reviewing a Manuscript for Publication, Journal of Operations Management, vol. 13, no. 4, pp.87-92. External web link: opens in a new browser window Available online…..

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