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The broken review system

A while back, Philip Cohen posted on some of the problems with the peer review system in sociology, sharing the story of a paper that underwent 13 peer reviews over several years in… 342 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer

If I had a time machine

When students ask what they can do to improve their grades at the end of the semester, I often think, “Invent a time machine… 195 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer

Universities Ranking; A good way of evaluation or a good way of making money?

The simplest description of ranking is given in Wikipedia which says that “College and university rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education ordered by various combinations of various factors”. 978 more words


Du Tissage des livres qu'on ReLIT ou... reliE.

Cette date sonne le “end game” pour tous les auteurs et artistes picturaux dont les ouvrages ont été capturés cette année par l’abominable Registre ReLIRE. La dernière chance pour eux d’éviter que leurs enfants “orphelins” soient placés sous le joug de l’administration, et les parents contraints à tutelle, curatelle, et visites médiatisées. 976 more words

Droit D'auteur

The disciplinary dashboard: from reception class to retirement

The photo above made me start contemplating the intrusion of a repressive disciplinary culture into UK universities. Disciplinary action for tailgating? Whatever happened to having a quiet word with somebody? 1,008 more words

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Stop publishing in journals!

This is a plea for radical innovation of the disclosure of research outcomes with the help of ICT[1]

The Publication is the sacred cow of scientists. 778 more words

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