Writing reproducible research papers with R Markdown

Click here for the slides, here for all workshop materials. My writing workflow has been based on R Markdown for some time. In March 2020, I organised a full-day workshop at Campus Luzern, to share my experience with researchers from the three universities in the Swiss Canton of Lucerne. It went very well. Since then I have revised the workshop material, which you can find at GitHub. The slides are better viewed here at my website.

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Google Scholar ranking of political science journals

This blogpost has led to an app that filters data on political science journals, including the journal indexes covered here. Try it out at https://resulumit.shinyapps.io/psjournals. Here is a list of all political science journals in the Social Science Citations Index (SSCI),* ranked according to their h5-index on Google Scholar. Google Scholar provides a similar list of top journals in political science, but this includes only the top 20 journals. I was wondering how the list looked below this number.

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Latest publications

  • Resul Umit, Katrin Auel (2020) Divergent preferences and legislative speeches on Brexit. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties, 30(2), 202–220. Abstract DOI  pdf
  • Resul Umit, Lena Maria Schaffer (2020) Attitudes towards carbon taxes across Europe: The role of perceived uncertainty and self-interest. Energy Policy, 140. Abstract DOI  pdf

Unpublished research

  • Resul Umit, Lena Schaffer (2020) Wind Turbines, Public Acceptance, and Electoral Outcomes. Abstract  pdf
  • Resul Umit (2019) Parliamentary Communication Allowances: Good for Nothing. Abstract  pdf