Monthly Archives: May 2018

Turning social phenomena into data: measurement instruments for the social sciences (Part 2)

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The new BMC journal Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences is now open for submissions, and we continue our conversation with the Editor-in-Chief Beatrice Rammstedt and the Associate Editor Matthias Bluemke on what excites them most as researchers in this field and the challenges of describing social phenomena through scores and statistics.

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Turning social phenomena into data: measurement instruments for the social sciences

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Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences is a new interdisciplinary open access journal documenting high quality measurement instruments used across sociology, psychology, education, political science, economics and other social sciences. We have invited the Editor-in-Chief Beatrice Rammstedt and the Associate Editor Matthias Bluemke, both at GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, to tell us more about empirical social sciences, social surveys and their vision for the future of this new journal published with BMC.

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How does gender influence the academic publishing process?

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Gender and diversity issues are taking center stage and there is growing awareness of the under representation of women as authors, editors and peer reviewers in academic publishing. Here we discuss with Dr Dina Balabanova (Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Section Editor for BMC Health Services Research) and Jamie Lundine (Research Associate, University of Ottawa) – and co-authors of a Comment in the May 5th edition of The Lancet – their particular interests in this area and what they would like to see change in the future.

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