Book Launch and Discussion: The Scopus Diaries and the (Il)logics of Academic Survival

Abel Polese (and Dublin City University) presents

The Scopus Diaries and the (Il)logics of Academic Survival: A Short Guide to Design Your Own Strategy and Survive Bibliometrics, Conferences, and Unreal Expectations in Academia


8th of May 2019 

Dublin City University, Glasnevin Campus



3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Seminar: Publication and Citation Strategies

206 (Moot Court Room) Henry Grattan Building

From 5:00 pm

Book Launch and Wine Reception

C136 (Faculty Common Room)

Book copies will be available for €10


About The Scopus Diaries

About The Scopus Diaries: How can academics cope with the 1000+ of tasks they are expected to perform at work? Based on the author’s experience and stories collected from five continents, this book is intended to change the way readers understand academia and live their academic careers.

This guide has been conceived as a guide to advise early career researchers (but also anyone interested in reflecting critically about what they do and why they do it) on the decisions they need to make to consolidate in academia while remaining healthy.

The book is organized around seven general topics: Writing, Publishing, Growing, Shining, Niching, Networking, Funding for which questions are asked and short answers (1-2 pages) are provided.

Please note that I have chosen “Ibidem” as publishing house because they agreed to sell the e-book at 5.99 (on sale at kobo if you are resident in the EU and the paperback at 19.90 (on sale on Ibidem website  so to keep it accessible to everyone.

About the author

Abel Polese: scholar, development worker, writer and wannabe musician. He has published 17 books, over 100 peer-reviewed chapters and articles and designed capacity building and training programmes on the Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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