“Circle of university life in the age of neoliberalism carries on”

Painful to read – new insight into the open access debate & policy: The cost of academic publishing has been thrown back on to universities which will in turn inevitably be forced to make economic and strategic decisions about which academic papers they should fund. Expensive and elaborate peer-review mechanisms will have to be established […]

Academic Writing Month

“The time has come the time has come the time has come today” Not convinced? Well, I fear my time has come. To write. After slow progress on several papers, I must pick myself up amidst all the hassle and end-of-contract chaos and simply push. As my mentor says: You must be selective about what […]

Plagiarism

A refreshing yet saddening account of plagiarism was written about in the Financial Times: Plagiarism is more than an academic matter. The case of a well-known ‘hot-shot’ journalist was revealed by a blogger ten days ago. At the time of the FT article, the journalist in question was suspended from duty, however has apparently been […]