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Journal
eISSN
2450-7563
First Published
16 Apr 2015
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

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Volume 5 (2019): Issue 1 (June 2019)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2450-7563
First Published
16 Apr 2015
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

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3 Articles
access type Open Access

Moderation by Researchgate Related to Comments on “Predatory” Publishing Practices

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 1 - 8

Abstract

Abstract

The intersection between academia and social media is gradually overlapping. The ability to vent personal and professional discord online, either through blogs or social media, has had both positive and negative consequences on academic communication, with the public and/or in the public domain. ResearchGate (RG) is one of the most popular academic social media sites that allows commenting, either in response to published papers or to questions that are posed on that platform. This paper explores an important aspect of a high-profile, topical and controversial 2017 paper (Derek Pyne; Journal of Scholarly Publishing; DOI: 10.3138/jsp.48.3.137) that had based itself on a flawed blacklist created by Jeffrey Beall. In that paper, unfounded claims were made regarding financial rewards as remuneration schemes at a “small business school” in Canada related to publishing papers in “predatory” journals, i.e., in open access journals that were blacklisted by Beall. Based on those claims, Pyne used RG as a platform to target academics at his research institute. Pyne could have, but did not, use the scholarly platform to engage with his colleagues in an academic debate about his controversial findings, causing personal disrepute on three occasions. Consequently, RG was contacted with a claim of defamation on each occasion. Within hours of each claim, Pyne’s comments were deleted. In early May, RG also erased his social media account. The issue of actual or potential insults in the public domain, such as on blogs, is rarely discussed, much less related to academic social media sites like RG. This case study, and the issues discussed herein related to social media more broadly, will be useful for academics to better navigate increasingly challenging publishing waters.

Keywords

  • ethical research
  • invalid claims
  • Jeffrey Beall’s blacklists
  • ResearchGate
  • research spin
access type Open Access

Student Discussion from an Evolutionary Perspective

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 9 - 14

Abstract

access type Open Access

Self-Presentation of Polish Football Managers on Linkedin

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 15 - 26

Abstract

Abstract

Although LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, the research concerning self-presentation on the platform is limited and fragmented. The main goal of the study was to explore the self-presentation of Polish football managers on LinkedIn in four dimensions: completeness and attractiveness of the profile, network-embeddedness, and activity. Using quantitative content analysis of managers’ profiles (N=319), the research shows that the managers exploit the potential of LinkedIn to build their personal professional brand only in a very limited and mostly static way. In addition, the self-presentation in LinkedIn is the best among managers working in Polish Football Association, improves with the length of professional experience, and shows only slight differences between women and men.

Keywords

  • LinkedIn
  • sport management
  • self-presentation
  • personal brand
3 Articles
access type Open Access

Moderation by Researchgate Related to Comments on “Predatory” Publishing Practices

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 1 - 8

Abstract

Abstract

The intersection between academia and social media is gradually overlapping. The ability to vent personal and professional discord online, either through blogs or social media, has had both positive and negative consequences on academic communication, with the public and/or in the public domain. ResearchGate (RG) is one of the most popular academic social media sites that allows commenting, either in response to published papers or to questions that are posed on that platform. This paper explores an important aspect of a high-profile, topical and controversial 2017 paper (Derek Pyne; Journal of Scholarly Publishing; DOI: 10.3138/jsp.48.3.137) that had based itself on a flawed blacklist created by Jeffrey Beall. In that paper, unfounded claims were made regarding financial rewards as remuneration schemes at a “small business school” in Canada related to publishing papers in “predatory” journals, i.e., in open access journals that were blacklisted by Beall. Based on those claims, Pyne used RG as a platform to target academics at his research institute. Pyne could have, but did not, use the scholarly platform to engage with his colleagues in an academic debate about his controversial findings, causing personal disrepute on three occasions. Consequently, RG was contacted with a claim of defamation on each occasion. Within hours of each claim, Pyne’s comments were deleted. In early May, RG also erased his social media account. The issue of actual or potential insults in the public domain, such as on blogs, is rarely discussed, much less related to academic social media sites like RG. This case study, and the issues discussed herein related to social media more broadly, will be useful for academics to better navigate increasingly challenging publishing waters.

Keywords

  • ethical research
  • invalid claims
  • Jeffrey Beall’s blacklists
  • ResearchGate
  • research spin
access type Open Access

Student Discussion from an Evolutionary Perspective

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 9 - 14

Abstract

access type Open Access

Self-Presentation of Polish Football Managers on Linkedin

Published Online: 07 Oct 2019
Page range: 15 - 26

Abstract

Abstract

Although LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, the research concerning self-presentation on the platform is limited and fragmented. The main goal of the study was to explore the self-presentation of Polish football managers on LinkedIn in four dimensions: completeness and attractiveness of the profile, network-embeddedness, and activity. Using quantitative content analysis of managers’ profiles (N=319), the research shows that the managers exploit the potential of LinkedIn to build their personal professional brand only in a very limited and mostly static way. In addition, the self-presentation in LinkedIn is the best among managers working in Polish Football Association, improves with the length of professional experience, and shows only slight differences between women and men.

Keywords

  • LinkedIn
  • sport management
  • self-presentation
  • personal brand

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