Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

Category: infographics

Why concept maps may not be such a good idea

EBSCO Concept Map

I don’t have access to the EBSCO Discovery Service, but above is an example screenshot provided by EBSCO as an example. A concept map (or knowledge graph) is just a visual collection of links. Sometimes, as here, there is no differentiation between …

Where do review articles fit within the scholarly user journey?

The academic research journey must be one of the most studied aspects of higher education. One of the most impressive visually was the infographic by Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer in 2016 (for example a presentation at the Force2016 Conference), showing the academic research journey …

Sparklines: Beautiful Evidence or Muddled Graphics?

Do you understand this graphic? It is an example of a sparkline, by Edward Tufte. Tufte was, if not the originator of sparklines, one of its earliest advocates. He wrote about them in his book Beautiful Evidence (2006); he defines sparklines as “small, intense, wordlike graphics, …

Don’t make me think! Revisited

This is the latest in a series looking at classic technology titles. For another example click here

Don’t Make me Think! That title! There are few examples in publishing of a book title catching your attention and at the same time summarising what the …

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