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Want to be a successful academic? It’s all about getting published
Hot on the heels of PhD thesis: writing it up (and the art of procrastination), The Times Education published Want to be a successful academic? It’s all about getting published - in this opinion piece Im covering some of the more practical elements about progressing from your PhD to publishing in journals and what you need to do to achieve this. These thoughts have been gathered from colleagues, students and the scars of publishing!!

posted on: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

PhD thesis: writing it up (and the art of procrastination)
I recently had an opinion piece published in Times Higher Education - this is advice on the process of writing up, how we all procrastinate on finishing it and what to do about it! It evolved out of discussions with PhD students over the years and advice to them, as well as fighting my own procrastination monkey at times. These things have worked for me and for some students, so if you struggle with getting those words down on paper... give them a try!

posted on: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Hybrid Spectral Unmixing: Using Artificial Neural Networks for Linear/ Non-Linear Switching
Asmau M Ahmed, Olga Duran, Yahya Zweiri and Mike Smith Remote Sensing Spectral unmixing is a key process in identifying spectral signature of materials and quantifying their spatial distribution over an image....

posted on: Sat, 29 Jul 2017 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Cameras and settings for aerial surveys in the geosciences: optimizing image data
James O’Connor, Mike Smith, Mike R. James (2017) Progress in Physical Geography Aerial image capture has become very common within the geosciences due to the increasing affordability of low payload (<20 kg)...

posted on: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Summary of activities 2016, Journal of Maps
Mike J. Smith (2017) Journal of Maps As you will see with this Editorial, it has been a year of intense activity at the Journal of Maps (JoM). The most important announcement is the move of JoM back to an Open Access (OA) publishing model which was effective from 1st September 2016.

posted on: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps Call for Papers: Art-Geoscience
Art-geoscience: exploring interdisciplinary representations of space and place We would like to invite contributions to a special issue of the Journal of Maps devoted to interdisciplinary collaborations between the arts and sciences, with a specific focus upon an exploration of a location using, at least in part, some form of mapping and ideally involving the collaboration of artists and scientists....

posted on: Sat, 17 Dec 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Open Access WeeK: article at T&F
Its Open Access Week this week and our publisher at the Journal of Maps, Taylor and Francis, are running a range of activities promoting OA. So go check out the resources to look at what OA has to offer and, not least (!), my own article on implications and stakeholders in moving to OA.

posted on: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Selecting cameras for UAV surveys, GIM International
James O'Connor and Mike J. Smith (2016) GIM International With the boom in the use of consumer-grade cameras on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and photogrammetric applications, this article seeks to review a range of different cameras and their critical attributes. Firstly, it establishes the most important considerations when selecting a camera for surveying. Secondly, the authors make a number of recommendations at various price points.

posted on: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Peer Review Week
Well the dust has settled on Peer Review Week, a low profile (!) event celebrating the moderating role of peer review scholarly communication....

posted on: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Holocene Book Review: Emanuela Casti, Reflexive Cartography: A New Perspective in Mapping
Mike J. Smith (2016) The Holocene Elsevier’s Modern Cartography Series, edited by Professor DR Fraser Taylor, is a long-running occasional series that currently comprises seven volumes, the first published in 1991. With a hia- tus since 2006, Elsevier has injected some new vigour with a title planned for 2017 and this volume, Reflexive Cartography, pub- lished in 2015.

posted on: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Reading landscape :: art-geography cross-fertilization
I've been working with artist Flora Parrott over the last year on a project call "Reading Landscape" that we are presenting at the Royal Geographical Annual Conference next month....

posted on: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Exploring Explanations of Subglacial Bedform Sizes Using Statistical Models
John K.Hillier, Ioannis A Kougioumtzoglou, Chris R.Stokes, Michael J. Smith, Chris D. Clark, Matteo Spagnolo (in press)...

posted on: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps 2015 Impact Factor
It's Impact Factor time!! All the movers and shakers will be looking through the citation reports from Thomson Reuters to see how the different publications are performing and find out who's up and who's down!...

posted on: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Open Access to Publicly Funded Research
Well, just when you thought the Finch Report had had the last word in open access publication and access to government funded research....

posted on: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Some government sense...
Following on from my earlier post from Sense About Science, the government have now suspended implementation of the anti-lobbying clause for further consultation. Whilst not removed (yet), this is good news and allows researchers to set out a sensible case.

posted on: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Century!
A small milestone with a paper from my PhD (Smith, M.J. and Clark, C.D. (2005) "Methods for the visualisation of digital elevation models for landform mapping." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30, 7, 885-900) hitting its century of citations - yes 100! Bringing flashbacks just looking at it again!!!

posted on: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Government Nonsense About Science
Yes, believe it or not the government wants to STOP scientists from influencing Parliament when they have funded research....

posted on: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Surviving a Global Zombie Attack
Surviving a Global Zombie Attack... now who would have thought biomathematics could be so useful!!

posted on: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

GISc RG Dissertation Prize
Great news for one of my MSc dissertation students last year, Jen Rozier, as she has just been awarded the RGS GISc Research Group dissertation prize. Her project Vegetation Response and Recovery in the 20 years following the 1982 eruption of El Chichón volcano: A Remote Sensing Approach looked at effects of vegetation recovery following the El Chichon eruption and correlating them with potential topographic effects and proxies using multi-temporal Landsat data. This has also now been summarised in a short article for Sterling Geo (the UK reseller for ERDAS Imagine) titled El Chichón: Vegetation Response and Recovery Following a Volcanic Eruption.

posted on: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps Best Maps
The Map Room highlighted the Journal of Maps Best Maps today in this blog post. Our Best Maps are freely available, but since being published in partnership with Taylor and Francis we have become subscription based which means everything up to 2012 is open access....

posted on: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Editorial: summary of activities 2015
Smith, M.J. (2016) Journal of Maps What is a map? A seemingly innocuous question that is deftly handled by the International Cartographic Association (ICA, 2015) as "a symbolised representation of geographical reality, representing selected features or characteristics, resulting from the creative effort of its author's execution of choices, and is designed for use when spatial relationships are of primary relevance.”"

posted on: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness
For the first 50 people, get your free eprint of Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness Hillier, J., Smith, M.J. et al

posted on: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

CLustre: semi-automated lineament clustering for palaeo-glacial reconstruction
Smith, M.J., Anders, N. and Keesstra, S.D. (in press) Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Datasets containing large numbers (>10,000) of glacial lineaments are increasingly being mapped from remotely sensed data in order to develop a palaeo-glacial reconstruction or ”inversion”....

posted on: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps 2014 Impact Factor
It's that time of year again, yes Impact Factors are out and whether we like it or not authors and journals, alongside all those who rank them, will be sifting through the data to see who's up and who's down!...

posted on: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Optimising UAV image quality using consumer cameras
O'Connor, J. and Smith, M.J. (2015) Geomatics World Surveys using UAVs and photogrammetry are becoming ubiquitous. It is in the community’s best interests to remember the fundamentals of image capture. James O'Connor and Mike J Smith of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University review the main considerations for image capture when undertaking an aerial survey using consumer grade cameras and make recommendations for acquiring the best imagery.

posted on: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences
I wanted to highlight the 2015 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences which is run by and IEDA and Elsevier....

posted on: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Use of legacy data in geomorphological research
Smith, M.J., Keesstra, S. and Rose, J. (2015) GeoResJ This paper considers legacy data and data rescue within the context of geomorphology....

posted on: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Bukard 1992: Determination of the mean scarp thickness d0 to compute flow avalanches (TRANSLATION)
[NOTE: way back during the mists of my MSc whilst research the runout of high frequency avalanches in British Columbia, Canada, I asked a fellow student (Matthias Jacob) to translate a paper written in German from the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research....

posted on: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

10 **FREE** copies JoM 2010 Best Map: The Forgotten Capital: A Historical Atlas of Sandwich, Ontario
At the Journal of Maps we are having a small clearout and are giving away 10 FREE high quality prints of the Journal of Maps 2010 Best Map award winner: Lafreniere, D. and Rivet, D. (2010) The Forgotten Capital: A Historical Atlas of Sandwich, Ontario Printed at the following specifications: Flat Size: 297 × 420mm (A3) Colours: 4 colour process Paper: 170gsm matt (350 gsm matt cover) Print Method: HP Indigo digital print Supply: 13 page atlas, wiro bind on the left hand edge If you would like a copy please leave your contact details in the comments below - winners will be drawn after Friday 27th March 2015.

posted on: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Summary of activities 2014
For the first 50 people, get your free eprint of Summary of activities 2014 Smith, M.J.

posted on: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Best Map Giveaway: 20 free copies
At the Journal of Maps we are having a small clearout and are giving away 20 FREE high quality prints of the Journal of Maps 2013 Best Map award winner: Relief-Rock-Soil relationship in the transition of Atlantic Plateau to Peripheral Depression, Sao Paulo, Brazil Fernando Nadal Junqueira Villela, Jurandyr Luciano Sanches Ross and Sidneide Manfredini These are printed to the following specifications: Flat Size: 297 × 420mm (A3)...

posted on: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Manual mapping of a synthetic landscape to assess operator effectiveness
For the first 50 people, get your free eprint of Manual mapping of a synthetic landscape to assess operator effectiveness Hillier, J.K., Smith, M.J., Barr, L., Boston, C., Clark, C.D., Ely, R., Fankl, A., Greenwood, S., Gosselin, L., Hattesrand, C., Hogan, K., Hughes, A., Livingstone, S.J., Lovell, H., McHenry, M., Munoz, Y., Pelicier13, X., Pellitero, R., Robb, C., Robertson, S., Ruther, D., Spagnolo, M., Standell, M., Stokes, C., Storrar, R., Tate, N., Wooldridge, K. Journal of Maps

posted on: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal…The role of reviewers
A short piece on the Role of Reviewers over at Taylor and Francis Editor Resources

posted on: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Manual mapping of a synthetic landscape to assess operator effectiveness
Hillier, J.K., Smith, M.J., Barr, L., Boston, C., Clark, C.D., Ely, R., Fankl, A., Greenwood, S., Gosselin, L....

posted on: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Multiresolution segmentation to automatically delimit landforms in DEMs: tests using synthetic drumlins
Eisank, C., Smith, M.J. and Hillier, J. (2014) Geomorphology Mapping or “delimiting” landforms is one of geomorphology's primary tools....

posted on: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Testing techniques to quantify drumlin height and volume: synthetic DEMs as a diagnostic tool
Hillier, J.K. and Smith, M.J. (2014) Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Glacial bedform height (H) and volume (V) likely preserve important information about the behaviour of former ice sheets....

posted on: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Journal of Maps Editorial: Summary of 2013
For the next 50 clicks, get access to the Journal of Maps Editorial: Summary of 2013

posted on: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Geomorphological Mapping
Smith, M.J. and Pain, C. (2011) In: Gregory, K. and Goudie, A. (eds) SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology, International Association of Geomorphologists Mapping of landforms is probably as old as the making of maps....

posted on: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

Geovisualisation
Smith, M.J., Hillier, J., Otto, J-C. and Geilhausen, M. (2013) In: John F. Shroder (editor-in-chief), Bishop, M....

posted on: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

Section 2.6: Geomorphological mapping
Otto, J-C. and Smith, M.J. (2013) In: Clarke, L. (Ed.) Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition). British Society for Geomorphology Geomorphological mapping is regarded as a fundamental technique of the discipline producing valuable base data for geomorphological and environmental research and practice....

posted on: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry