early career researcher

5 steps to improving your research visibility

Early career researchers (ECRs) are well aware academia is a competitive field. These days, ECRs face many challenges as they look to build their publication record, reputations and careers. It may be uncomfortable at first, but learning how to self-promote can help you build your brand and open up a new world of opportunities –… Read more »

Winner’s story: Joanne Chassot

I didn’t know Atlantic Studies: Global Currents had launched this new prize for early-career scholars, and I feel honored to be its first recipient. I was all the more delighted to receive this prize that it came as an absolute surprise. I didn’t know Atlantic Studies: Global Currents had launched this new prize for early-career… Read more »

Winner’s story: Martyn Kurr

I would advise any early-career researcher to be brave in their choices, and take any opportunity to present both their findings and themselves to a wider field. Winning the Irene Manton Prize for best student talk at the 62nd annual British Phycological Society conference was an amazing experience. I had given many talks before, but… Read more »

Digital research practices: the real user experience

‘One of the most challenging things about research is sifting through an enormous amount of information that is out there that might be relevant to my proposed research.’ With so many resources readily available online, how does the researcher source accurate information that is relevant to them? In this changing digital climate, Taylor & Francis… Read more »

Winner’s story: Joy Chong

The degree of encouragement and acknowledgement the prize offered is invaluable and incredibly empowering, especially in terms of establishing a career as a newly qualified professional and an aspiring researcher. First of all, I would like to express my heartiest gratitude and appreciation to the editorial board of International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT), British… Read more »

Mentoring and support on a PhD studentship

Michael Taster is a current PhD research student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. He is the current recipient of the ESRC White Rose DTC Collaborative PhD Studentship from the University of Sheffield and the Regional Studies Association (RSA), which is sponsored by Taylor & Francis. He has an… Read more »

“I follow you on Twitter”

In July I had the pleasure of attending the PE Institute in North Carolina. I was invited to give the keynote address because of my work on social media, and because of the sharing community I have become involved in over the last six years on Twitter. When I entered the conference venue I kept… Read more »

How to choose a journal

Choosing the right journal for your research can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Once you have a shortlist, refine it by asking the right questions.

Digital research practices: the real user experience

“Finding information is crucial to anyone studying at, or working at a university…” Discovering and navigating digital information is part of every researcher’s work. But what is that user experience and how can it be improved? Taylor & Francis is working with Loughborough University’s Library, Graduate School, and their Senior Lecturer in Publishing to examine users’… Read more »

How do early career researchers ‘publish and thrive’?

The numbers moving from PhDs into a career in academia are shrinking, and the challenges to pursuing a career in research appear to be rising. So how can early career researchers best develop a body of published research, and what can the scholarly community do to better support people as they move into becoming published… Read more »