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Selected Literature

On this page you can find some selected literature on:

With an accent on the social sciences and humanities.

You can find even more book titles via our University Library catalogue. Most titles can be found with the search button the basis classification code 02.13 (meaning 'wetenschapsbeoefening') . Most used subject headings are: 'wetenschappelijke publicaties' and 'schrijfvaardigheid'.

Impact measuring & research assessment

Handreiking. Evaluatie van maatschappelijke relevantie van wetenschappelijk onderzoek. (2010). ERiC Publicatie 1001. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut, KNAW, VSNU, NWO, HBO-raad. Retrieved from

De Bellis, Nicola. Bibliometric and citation analysis. From the Science Citation Index to Cybermetrics. (2009). Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, Inc. Request number in UL-catalogue: 335 C 24.

Harzing, A. (2010). The publish or perish book. Your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis. Melbourne: Tarma Software Research. Online available for EUR-staff and students from this link.

Moed, Henk F. (2005). Citation analysis in research evaluation. Dordrecht: Springer. Request number in UL-catalogue: 318 Z 95.

Pendlebury, D. A. (2010). Using bibliometrics in evaluating research. (White paper) Philadelphia, PA: Thomson Reuters. Retrieved from

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. (2005). Judging research on its merits. An advisory report by the Council for the Humanities and the Social Sciences Council. Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved from

Open Access

Antelman, K. (2004). Do open-access articles have a greater research impact? College & Research Libraries, 65(5), 372-382. Retrieved from

Björk, B., Welling, P., Laakso, M., Majlender, P., Hedlund, T., & Guõnason, G. (2010). Open access to the scientific journal literature: Situation 2009. PLoS ONE, 5(6), e11273. doi:10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011273

Snijder, R. (2010). The profits of free books. An experiment to measure the impact of open access publishing. Learned Publishing, 23(4), 293-301. doi:10.1087/20100403

Peer Review

Lamont, M. (2009). How professors think. Inside the curious world of academic judgment. Cambridge, MA etc.: Harvard University Press.

Shatz, D. (2004). Peer review. A critical inquiry. Lanham, MD etc.: Rowman & Littlefield.

The Research Information Network. (2010). Peer review. A guide for researchers. London: The Research Information Network. Retrieved from

Wager, E., Godlee, F., & Jefferson, T. (2002). How to survive peer review. London: BMJ Books.

Scholarly Writing for Publication

Bailey, S. (2006). Academic writing. A handbook for international students (2 [rev a upd] ed.). London etc.: Routledge.

Belcher, W. L. (2009). Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. Thousand Oaks, CA etc.: SAGE Publications.

Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2009). Writing scientific research articles. Strategy and steps. Chichester etc.: Wiley-Blackwell.

Craswell, G. (2005). Writing for academic success. A postgraduate guide. London [etc.]: SAGE.

Day, A. (2007). How to get research published in journals (2 [rev a upd] ed.). Aldershot etc.: Gower.

Deane, M. (2010). Academic research, writing and referencing. Harlow etc.: Pearson Longman.

Harman, E., Montagnes, I., McMenemy, S., & Bucci, C. (Eds.). (2003). The thesis and the book.  A guide for first-time academic authors (2nd ed.). Toronto etc.: University of Toronto Press.

Hofmann, A. H. (2010). Scientific writing and communication. Papers, proposals, and presentations. New York, N.Y., etc.: Oxford University Press.

Katz, M. J. (2009). From research to manuscript. A guide to scientific writing (2nd ed.). Dordrecht: Springer.

Lagendijk, A. (2009). Survival guide for scientists. Writing, presentation, email (3 rev print ed.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Luey, B. (Ed.). (2008). Revising your dissertation. Advice from leading editors (Updated ed.). Berkeley, CA etc.: University of California Press.

Luey, B. (2010). Handbook for academic authors (5th ed.). Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press.

Lussier, Robert N. (2010). Publish don't perish: 100 tips that improve your ability to get published.  Charlott, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Scholarly Communication and Collaboration

JISC. (2010). JISC scholarly communications action handbook. Retrieved from

Jankowski, N. (Ed.). (2009). E-research: Transformation in scholarly practice. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from

Olson, G. M., Zimmerman, A., & Boss, N. (Eds.). (2008). Scientific collaboration on the internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Manuals of Style

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

The Chicago manual of style (2010). (16th ed.). Chicago, IL etc.: The University of Chicago Press.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (2010). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. Retrieved 11/10, 2010, from

The Modern Language Assocation. (2009). MLA handbook for writers of research papers (7th ed.). New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America.

Patrias, K., & Wendling, D. (2007). Citing medicine. The NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine. Retrieved from

Rabinowitz, H., & Vogel, S. (2009). The manual of scientific style. A guide for authors, editors, and researchers. Amsterdam etc.: Academic Press/Elsevier.