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Academic Authors, Please Negotiate your Book’s Price

Academic authors primarily publish their first book to earn tenure.  I get that.  But they also want them to be read.  And tenured academic authors are, one hopes, primarily motivated by getting their work read.  So I am asking (pleading?) … Continue reading

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Reviewer Etiquette on Published Work: Some Responses

The other day I opined that upon learning that a paper that one reviewed has been accepted for publication, it is probably inappropriate for the referee to inform the author(s) of that fact.  I suggested that doing so unavoidably implied … Continue reading

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Reviewer Etiquette on Published Work

Today I received an email from a political science journal informing me that an article submission I had reviewed has been accepted for publication and is available online for reading.  I cannot recall having received such notification in the past, … Continue reading

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A Word Count given a LaTeX File

The proper response to a word limit from an academic publisher is: Go fu fly a kite in a lightning storm.  However, since publishers are still clinging to the printed paper model and untenured folks are reluctant to play brinksmanship … Continue reading

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How to Make my Gated Work Freely Avaialable: Open Access Week at FSU

Every now and then my university does something unexpected that makes me happy.  Information about such almost never arrives via email, but hey, every now and then… It turns out that something called DigiNole Commons exists and it is a publicly accessible … Continue reading

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Descriptive Statistics and Political Science Journals’ Manuscript Processing

A recent blog post collates the most recent available information on (1) the mean turnaround time for review and (2) the acceptance rate at a large number of political science journals.  Given the general rule that information is good, this is … Continue reading

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