SAGE Connection’s top 10 posts of 2017

Taking a break from the festivities and looking for some research inspiration? As we approach the New Year we wanted to share with you our most viewed Connection posts of 2017! Below you will find articles ranging from publication ethics and peer review commentary to a study assessing the relationship between fake news, fact-checkers, and online news media. Read on to find out more:

  1. Integrating the digital: the challenges and opportunities for academic libraries today

An article for National Library Week by Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services & Special Collections at the University of Sussex library, about the biggest challenges that librarians are facing currently, examining how librarians and publishers can work together to overcome these challenges to support researchers, and how the rise of the digital will transform the library of the future.

  1. An interview with a COPE Co-Chair on Publication Ethics

An interview with Geraldine Pearson, an associate professor at the University of  Connecticut School of Medicine and the editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) who volunteers as the Co-Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), who talks about her experience of working with COPE and supporting ethical scientific publication.

  1. On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on: Global Autism Research

A look at a Special Issue from the journal Autism about some of the work that has been happening around the world in autism research, expanding the emphasis on global scientific inquiry of autism.

  1. On SAGE Insight: The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis

A look at a study from New Media & Society  that examines the agenda-setting power of fake news and fact-checkers ahead of the 2016 US Election Day  where “fake news” gained growing public interest.

  1. A roadmap for peer review: Revisiting Erica Frank’s 1996 suggestions

In 1996 Dr. Erica Frank wrote a series of editor-reviewer “ideal” communications. Revisiting these suggestions in this post Michael Blades, editor of the journal Applied Spectroscopy, explores if over two decades later the notion of the “still-imperfect art” of peer review remains the same today, presenting the guide as a roadmap for the 21st century reviewer.

  1. Adapting Social Network Analysis to Age of Big Data

In this interview Song Yang, a sociology professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, the lead author of Social Network Analysis, answers some questions about social network analysis in an age of big data, its applications and how to teach its use.

  1. Download a Free Checklist for Smoking Out Fake News

This post shares a short checklist created by CQ Press aimed at students and teachers that offers some tools for defining what’s solid news and what’s bogus with information published in CQ Researcher.

  1. How well are we? An education system under stress

For Stress Awareness Month, Kevin Hawkins, author of Mindful Teacher, Mindful School: Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning, in this post talks about how it is  increasingly important for teachers to be emotionally and socially intelligent, as well as intellectually and academically knowledgeable to better support students.

  1. Archived Webinar: Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

As the majority of U.S. states now have access to medical and/or recreational marijuana, it is imperative to provide information and education in order for individuals to make well-informed decisions. In this archived webinar, Staci A. Gruber and Kelly A. Sagar, authors of this article from Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, discuss the current state of science on how marijuana affects individuals, and especially teens.

And our most viewed post of 2017…

  1. How has nursing practice developed over the past year?

In celebration of International Nurses Day in this post we spoke to academics and practitioners in the field to find out what they think has been the most important development in the field over the past year.

Happy New Year from everyone at SAGE Publishing!

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