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10 tips for replying to reviewers’ comments on your manuscript

Dr Babak Taheri is an Associate Professor in Marketing and Programmes Director in MSc International Marketing Management pathways at Heriot-Watt University. He has extensive experience in quantitative studies including: scale development and scale validation, structural equation modelling (SEM), path analysis using partial least squares (PLS), experimental design and intervention, multiple regression, testing for mediation and moderation). It is rare that your paper accepted without any revision. So, go ahead with revision in an argumentative fashion but do not get mad. It is hard to read reviewers’ suggestions without a knee-jerk reaction to defend your paper. It is understandable that...

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Socks, Brooms, Shrines and Temples: Recent research in Japan

Suppose you patched up a hole in your favourite sock, only to find another hole the next day. Okay, needle and thread out and repair complete, but oh dear, another day, another hole. This sorry cycle continues on for a week or two until none of the original sock remains, only your patchwork. Is this entirely repaired item still your favourite sock? If not, then at what point in the process did it become a new sock? If it is, then what is it that maintains its authentic ‘sockness’? And what if someone, somehow, managed to bring together all...

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