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The Value of Applied Research and Alternative Publishing

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Ask a crusty old academic and he / she will tell you that unless research is in a peer-reviewed journal it has no value and should be discarded as “ junk ” work . In contrast , talk to a seasoned CEO and he / she will tell you that if university research has any value in the market it will need to be applied to solve business problems . This divergence of thought and perspective is changing the way universities and corporations disseminate and use information . There are some academic traditions that unnecessarily restrict the value of education and hinder the growth of the business community . Corporations are end users of information that apply research build products , enhance services , and improve operations . Failure to see the value of alternative methods of conducting , publishing , and using research beyond elitist journals defeats the purpose of academic studies . CEO’s, executives , a

Call for Papers: International Conference on Sustainable Development in Business Tourism and Sciences at Boston

Date: June 11 th & 13 th , 2015 Boston, United States of America Website: http://www.icbtsconference.com/14613191/call-for-paper Welcome to ICBTS2015 the best workshops for academic researcher Lecturer student in presenting discussion share idea in new research for development our works focus on business marketing finance banking tourism hospitality social science & technology. Full-length papers, topics of paper, reviews, research-in-progress papers, case studies and /or abstracts,  relating to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business, Finance, Economics, Investment,  Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, E-Commerce, Tourism management, Tourism strategy, Tourism Development, Hospitality, Hotel management  and all other areas of Business Studies and Tourism studies and Hospitality Studies are invited for the above international conference. An author can present up to two papers. This Conference supported by International Journal of Business Tourism and App

Call for Papers: 3rd International Conference on Management, Economics and Finance

Abstract Submission: August 29th 2014 Location: Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia 3rd International Conference on Management, Economic and Finance (ICMEF 2014) is a traditional conference for scholars of Management, Economics and Finance studies, welcoming participants from around the world, with broad and diverse research interests. Among the many topics related to Management, Economics and Finance, the special focus of the conference is on social responsibility, professional ethics and management. Issues of ethical Management, Economics and Finance, social and environmental sustainability and cohesion of organizations, fair remuneration of workers and management have become prominent. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research that contributes to the sharing of new theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge, and to better understanding. Papers related to issues of intercultural dialogue and multicultural societies are also welcome. Web address: ht

Spam Papers Make their Way into Academic Journals

Great research and strong academic papers often get rejected from journals because they do not fit the editor’s interests or are not from the right credentials in terms of university affiliation or brand of degree. When good papers are rejected and gibberish papers make their way through the system into public consumption that is even more concerning. A computer scientist by the name of Cyril Labbé ran a program to detect spam SCIgen papers in academic journals and found 100 published between 2008 and 2013 by the Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Springer( 1 ).  The purpose of SCIgen is to publish spam papers and send them to conferences to determine whether they are bogus ( 2 ). In this case their papers were in many different locations indicating that some of the conferences and publications were accepting papers that they were not readable and had no contribution. The editor process was lacking and papers were accepted wholesale without a review.  Journals should