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Scholarly Publishing

Controversy is typical in academic publishing from the review process to editor decisions. But I've noticed an increasing number of emails for new open access journals. The legitimacy of these journals isn't obvious to an outside quick look. For example, is there a legitimate peer review process? My method has been to look at the academic editorial boards, types of articles published, and the specific question of "can I find interesting articles that I want to read or use?".

Jeffrey Beall of Scholarly Open Access - Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing publishes a blog relating to this area and has defined Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition) (December 1, 2012). Additionally, he maintains a listing of Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers, which has links to the publishers (rather than an analysis using his criteria which would be much more useful!). Beall is an Assoc Professor and librarian at Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver, in Denver, Colorado.

Another aspect of this issue is the citation index. For examples, see my pages at

See this 2005 article in a library science journal: Google Scholar: The New Generation of Citation Indexes by ALIREZA NORUZI. From the abstract ... researchers can use it to trace interconnections among authors citing articles on the same topic and to determine the frequency with which others cite a specific article, as it has a "cited by" feature. Or using Google Scholar to look at this article (cited by 159 as of 3/9/2013) and the articles citing this source link to Google Scholar article search.

Research and practice

Daniel Pink ... there is a mismatch between what science knows and what business does.

(:youtube rrkrvAUbU9Y :)

Market Views - Jeremy Grantham

Market Views - Jeffrey Gundlach

Historical PE Ratio of the market

PE ratios 1870 to 2013

Inflation adjusted prices and 10 year smoothed PE

Security and Controls

Cyber Security. Evolved. Deloitte UK video 2/26/2013 (:youtube _mJiymrNu_4 :)

Alone among the professions, the accountant accomplishes his social purpose by being independent of his client rather than serving the client’s interest to the exclusion of others or following his own profit-maximizing interest

John C. Burton in The Need for Professional Accounting Education (1975)

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