Newsletter Online October 2006

Issue no. 135

This provides links to selected items from issue no.135, October 2006. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.



Features

Secretary-General's Annual Report
The Secretary-General, Professor Richard Portes, presented the following report on the Society's activities to its Annual General Meeting, held on 18th April1 during the 2006 Annual Conference at Nottingham.

Prestige labels - journal reputations
As thoughts amongst researchers turn increasingly towards the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (and its possible sequel), Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick, argues that journal reputations are a poor guide to the quality of the research that they publish.

Correspondence

Letter from America - American shortcomings: the highs and lows of publication
In his latest letter, Angus Deaton shows how difficult it can be to ensure a serious discussion of research findings, especially when they touch on sensitive issues.

Comment - two letters to the editor

Economics should look eastward, from Prof Om Prakash
Jochen Runde replies

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