In January 2017, we revealed the top 10 most popular Open Access (OA) articles published in 2016 across our Open and Open Select journals. Open Access research can be read by anyone, anywhere, immediately on publication. This allows articles published OA to work up quite a storm (like the above-mentioned articles did last year – being shared via social media, blogged about, and picked… Read more »
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 authors? This was the theme of the latest ‘Conversazione’ In Johannesburg, South Africa. One attendee, Michael Taster, PhD student at the University of Sheffield, outlines some of the top talking points and shares his reflections from the event.
Routledge is sponsoring this year’s Being Human festival – the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Starting on 17 November, the eight-day event features over 250 activities in 45 towns and cities across the UK, all centred around the theme of ‘Hope and Fear’. The festival encourages engagement in humanities research, making it accessible… Read more »
Open Access Week 2016 is here, a global event that promotes Open Access (OA) in scholarship and research. This year’s theme is ‘Open in Action’, so we’re taking a look at the potential OA research has to be ‘actioned’ by groups outside of academia (browse our OA Week article collection, showcasing how research addresses vital… Read more »
Created with Vitae, the international program which champions professional development for researchers, our new podcast series offers practical tips and insights for researchers looking to develop their career. Episode 1: Public engagement in research Download the podcast here or subscribe on iTunes. Beginning with the role of public engagement in research, this first episode looks at why public engagement… Read more »
Publishing open access (OA) means anyone, anywhere is able to read your research, creating potential for OA articles to have an impact beyond academia and be ‘acted’ upon by key groups within society, whether by policy makers, practitioners, non-governmental organizations, the media, educators or clinicians (or anyone else). But what do you need to consider if you would like your research to be picked up and used in this practical way? What can you do to help make your research actionable? Tune in to our Twitter discussion on Wednesday 26th October, 2-30 – 3.30pm (GMT) to hear tips and insights from our panel of experts.
“I have been particularly delighted with the feedback I have received from outside of academia, demonstrating that our work can and should be promoted to all.” How can the media benefit your research and how should you go about engaging with them? In this latest research story, Dr Gary James tells us about his work on… Read more »
At Sense about Science, we strongly believe that scientists should trust the public with their research, and that key audiences should be involved, and involved early. Over the last few years, we have helped several groups of scientists to communicate their research findings simply and accurately through public engagement projects. Our role in these partnerships… Read more »
What difference can research findings make in real life? PsychCrunch is the regular and hugely popular podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, which aims to get to the heart of this question for psychology research. Presented by Dr. Christian Jarrett, each episode features interviews with psychologists, discussing their research and whether they apply… Read more »
This year, Taylor & Francis are supporting Vitae’s Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), a UK-wide event that celebrates the dynamic and exciting work conducted by doctoral researchers. But what makes a winning presentation? And how do you approach distilling your research into just three minutes? Zaid Janjua, winner of last year’s 3MT® Judges’ Choice Award… Read more »