|April 15 , 2010 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/education/news/archive.shtml||Vol. 3, No. 10|
WHY WOULD THAT ARTICLE GET PUBLISHED?
Two journal editors previewed 800 articles in 8 years and published this article to document reoccurring problematic issues. The author's, Levin and Marshall state, "These issues are problematic in that through the eyes of manuscript reviewers they diminish (sometimes fatally) the potential for publication of the reported studies. In the process of briefly noting the most persistent publication red flags and roadblocks, we attempt to offer some positive courses of action as well.
Publishing in the Journal of Educational Psychology: Reflections at midstream. Levin, Joel R.; Marshall, Hermine H.; Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 85(1), Mar, 1993. pp. 3-6. [Journal Article] Abstract: Discusses editorial policy of the Journal of Educational Psychology with respect to substantive, procedural, and ethical issues. Research should make substantive contributions and conceptually integrate recent developments bearing on the topic. Procedural concerns involve terminological clarity, confounding and controlled factors, the effects of a laboratory orientation on classroom research, and the appropriateness of a statistical analysis. Ethical issues include piecemeal and duplicate publications, plagiarism, and falsification/fabrication of data. (PsycINFO Database Record
NEED HELP FROM THE LIBRARIANS WHEN YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE CLIC?
The CLIC librarians have a new way to help you with your library-related questions when you can't make it to the library.
If you contact us, we will make you a participant in our new Collab site called CLIC LIBRARIANS. You can then logon to the Collab site. We will then use the Elluminate software to communicate with you on the web. Elluminate allows us to pull up a database and actually run a search which you can see in real time on your computer. You and the librarians can interact with the database. Call us at 434.924-7040 and we will give you a demo or solve a real library-related question such as using the PsycINFO database to locate empirical articles that are longitudinal studies in peer-reviewed journals!
CHILDREN'S BOOKS The purpose of this database, the Database of Award-Winning Children's Books, is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. I expect the user to be a librarian or a teacher intervening for a child-reader, however anyone may make use of it to find the best in children's literature including parents, book store personnel, and children and young adults themselves.
TEA & TECHNOLOGY TODAY
Join us in the CLIC from 11:00am-noon, Thursday, April 15th as we welcome Joyce Winterton from NASA to talk with us about NASA & STEM Education.
Science magazine reaches over a million readers, highlighting a select a few papers each week. Dr. Hines will discuss how the journal works, things that prospective authors should consider when preparing their manuscripts for publication, and other strategies for communicating one’s research findings. In addition to serving as editor of Science’s Education Forum, Dr. Hines’s areas of responsibility at the journal include developmental biology, plant science, evolution, and stem cells.
You can listen to this interview with Diane Ravitch last month with Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post. Ms. Ravitch recants her former views on testing and outlines her new views.
GRADS, RENEW YOUR BOOKS