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Career Advancement:from the perspective of a journal editor and conference organiser

19th Advanced Summer School

in Regional Science:

GIS & Spatial Econometrics Groningen

Jouke van Dijk

Professor of Regional Labour Market Analysis

Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Department of Economic Geography

University of Groningen


Paul Cheshire: So - you want an academic career…

  • A PhD is only a means to an end – ‘satisfy the examiners’. The ‘end’ is peer reviewed publication – collectively these are what constitute the ‘body of scientific knowledge’

  • Aim for publication in refereed journals, impactfactors (seek rejections)

  • Have a publication strategy: Need a ‘pipeline’

  • All publications take a significant and variable amount of time going through the process

    Working paper-conference paper-submission-revision-acceptance….proofs…citation?

  • Go to conferences, seminars etc; offer papers: you learn and gives discipline


Overview

  • Regional Science Assocation – ERSA

  • Papers in Regional Science as a journal

  • Submissions, referees, impact factors

  • RePeC: access statistics, Google Scholar

  • ERSA networks: conference participation, networks of co-authors


Regional Science Association International (RSAI)

  • Founded in 1954 by Walter Isard

  • Started by economist, with the intention to by multi- and interdisciplinairy, now geographers, planners, sociologist etc. participate

  • > 3000 international members and more in sections

  • Headquarters now for long in Illinois (USA) and now in Leeds (Graham Clark)

  • Worldcongres every four years: 2004 South Africa, next in 2008 in Brazil (?)


RSAI websitecwww.regionalscience.org


Regional Science Association International (RSAI)

  • Three subregional organisations

    • North America: NARSC, 53rd Toronto, November 2006

    • Asia & Pacific: PRSCO, July every two year

    • Europe: ERSA,cwww.ersa.org,

      • ca. 20 national and language sections

      • Annual conferences

      • Summerschools


European Regional Science Association (ERSA)

ERSA, annual conferences:

  • 46th August 2006 Volos

  • 47th 2007 Paris with PREPARE session!!

  • 48th 2008 Liverpool

    Young Scientist: Epainos Prize

  • Summerschools funded by EU PREPARE:

    • 2007 Bratislava (Slovakia)

    • 2008 Pecs (Hungary)

    • 2009 Volos (Greece)

  • ERSA bodies:

    • ERSA Council: representatives of sections

    • EOC European Organizing Committee

    • LOC Local Organizing Committee


  • Members of the European Organizing Committee

    • President: Prof. Paul Charles Cheshire

    • Secretary: Sari A. Pekkala

    • Treasurer: Lidia Diappi

    • Newsletter Editor: Prof.Dr. Gunther Maier

    • EOC Member: Prof.dr. Jan Oosterhaven

    • EOC Member: Enrique Lopez-Bazo

    • EOC Member: Dr. Philip McCann

    • Editor PIRS: Dr. Raymond J.G.M. Florax

    • Conference Organizer: Prof Dr HB Andre Torre

    • Conference Organizer: Dr Frank Reinier Bruinsma

    • Conference Organizer: Dr. Yannis Psycharis

    • Summer Institute: Prof. Tadeusz Markowski, PhD

    • Summer Institute: Dr. Zlatan Froehlich

    • EOC Member: Prof. Isabelle Thomas


    Xwww.ersa.org


    Papers in Regional Science

    • Official Journal of RSAI

    • Editor in Chief Raymond Florax, Purdue

    • Regional Editors:

      • Jessie Poon (NARSC)

      • Jacques Poot (PRSCO)

      • Jouke van Dijk (ERSA)


    Papers in Regional ScienceEuropean Editor Jouke van Dijk

    • Paper submission by author(s): send good papers!

    • Do not send it to more than one journal!

    • Task Editor: check if paper fits in journal policy

    • Double blind (anonymous) refereing: three referees

    • As a referee: be critical, but also polite

    • Decision letter to author(s) with referee reports

    • Judgment: accept - minor revision – substantial revision – resubmit – reject

    • Revised version in the journal format with answers to questions referees

    • Revised version again to referees

    • Again decision letter to author(s) with referee report Publication (or not)


    Geographical distribution of author pages in PiRS

    Only 10% of the pages is by female authors


    Spatial distributions of publications in Papers in Regional Science 1995-2003


    Spatial distributions of publications in Papers in Regional Science 1955-1964


    Spatial dimension of authors in Regional Science


    Number of submissions to PiRS


    Acceptance rates PiRS: 46%  35%


    Author pages by discipline in PiRS


    Impact factors of regional science journals

    Regional StudiesInternational Regional Science Review

    Papers in Regional Science

    Journal of Regional Science

    Regional Science and Urban Economics

    Annals of Regional Science


    Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

    • Impact Factor: Provides a way to evaluate or compare a journal’s relative importance to others in the same field

    • Immediacy Index: Measures how quickly an article is cited during year published

    • Cited Half-Life: Benchmarks the age of cited articles; useful in collection development


    Impact factor

    • It measures how often articles in a specific journal have been cited:It measures the total number of quotes during a year of the two immediately preceding years' issues

    • Example: an impact factor of 2 means that every article published in issues of 2003 and 2004 was quoted in 2005 on average 2 times.


    Cited Half-Life

    • Benchmarks the age of cited articles. It measures the number of years, going back from the current year, that account for half the total citations received by the cited journal in the current year.

    • Example: a value of 4 means that half of all the quotations from the journal in the year 2005 referred to articles published in the last 4 years. The remaining half, then, concerns articles older than 4 years.


    Citation

    Source paper – published in 2005

    Cited reference – published in 2004 or 2003

    Immediacy Index

    2005

    2004

    2003

    All Previous Years

    Impact Factor

    Cited ½ Life

    Cited reference – published in 2005

    Citation information:awww.thomsonisi.com Limited access


    Journal comparison

    ImpactImmediacyCit Half-life

    • J. Econ. Geogr3.20.37 2

    • Prog. Hum.Geog2.60.29 5

    • Econ Geography1.80.2 9

    • Environ & Plan D1.60.2 7

    • Regional Studies1.50.13 7

    • Environ & Plan A1.40.38 6

    • Area1.10.12 7

    • Antipode1.10.25 4

    • Papers in Reg.Sci.0.50.07> 10

    Gunther Maier: survey among regional scientists about journal importance PiRS?


    RePEc: your monthly statisticswww.repec.org


    E-mail alert every month

    ahttp://scholar.google.nl/ for literature search and citations


    Overview

    • Regional Science Assocation – ERSA

    • Papers in Regional Science as a regional science journal

    • Submissions, referees, impact factors

    • RePeC: access statistics, Google Scholar

    • ERSA networks: conference participation, networks of co-authors


    Co-authorship in Regional Science:A Network Approach

    Gunther Maier

    Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

    Abteilung für Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung

    Austria

    Jouke van Dijk

    University of Groningen

    Faculty of Spatial Sciences

    The Netherlands


    Co-authorship networks / authors


    The Dutch network


    The Barcelona network


    The Swiss network


    The Scandinavian network


    Other significant components


    Career Advancement:from the perspective of a journal editor and conference organiser

    19th Advanced Summer School

    in Regional Science:

    GIS & Spatial Econometrics Groningen

    Jouke van Dijk

    Professor of Regional Labour Market Analysis

    Faculty of Spatial Sciences

    Department of Economic Geography

    University of Groningen


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