Teaching international relations post-COVID-19 pandemic period: Will there be any significant changes?

Zeba Rayee and Shantesh Kumar Singh raise two questions as how the pandemic has and will be affecting the teaching methods and approaches post-COVID-19 pandemic period and what kind of new debates will take place in teaching international relations. With the end of this decade, the world has witnessed an

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NEP’s 2030 target to hammer unscrupulous institutes is way far: Stump them now!

Pooja Birwatkar shares serious issues concerning Indian teacher education institutes  that are involved in predatory practices of awarding degrees. She maintains that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is highly cognisant about the wrong practices especially in stand-alone teacher education colleges but opines that closing them by 2030 is a long period. 

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Virtual communities: Boosters of knowledge economy

The virtual communities, in today’s knowledge-based economy, are playing a crucial role in the socio-economic environment. This virtual community, that shares information and knowledge through the digital networks, has been the biggest influencer on a society. Vibhuti Patel portrays how virtual communities are silently boosting knowledge economy where knowledge is

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Why using Impact Factor for measuring research is snake oil?

The access to scholarly literature determines the citation behaviour, however, mere citation metrics of any sort are not a good measure to indicate quality. Despite this loophole, the Impact Factor is used for simpleness to measure productivity. Perhaps this is leading to mushrooming of predatory publications. To address this issue,

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How funders can change the academia seamlessly by sharing conference literature openly

Many funders do not share the deliberations of the academic events they fund. The funders are generally concerned with approving proposals, disbursing funds and documenting utilisation of funds. Santosh C. Hulagabali argues that the conference deliberations have become highly private affairs as funders seem less concerned about sharing conference literature

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