research impact

Winner’s story: Gerrit Bloothooft and David Onland

We hope this winning study inspires other onomastic researchers to dig into the rich historical textual and onomastic information that is rapidly becoming available digitally The enormous growth in digitized historical information opens new opportunities for onomastic research that goes beyond the possibilities of small samples. Our study on the occurrence of multiple first names… Read more »

OA research stories: Elisa Bonaccorso

In this latest research story, co-author Elisa Bonaccorso tells us how publishing open access (OA) enabled her work to reach the scientific world in “real time”. “Understanding the evolutionary history of a high Andean endemic: the Ecuadorian hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo)” published in Neotropical Biodiversity. Published Open Access in March 2016. Downloads: 1,367* I am an… Read more »

Reaching “on-the-ground practitioners”

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… Read more »

16 things you might not know about early career researchers

ECR in the library

What do early career researchers (ECRs) really think about peer review, open access, or Impact Factors? What motivates them to undertake research, how do they choose which journal to publish in, and how do they build their reputation amongst the scholarly community? Recent research from CIBER, an interdisciplinary and independent UK-based research group, analyzes interviews… Read more »

Making the case for education

In support of the Academy of Social Sciences campaign ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’, Routledge and the British Educational Research Association (BERA) have co-published a new booklet highlighting key education research. The booklet shines a light on several educational challenges which have been improved by the influence of key research. To find out… Read more »

Winner’s story: Lauren White and Guy Faulkner

We would like to thank the editors of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education and the Taylor & Francis Group for honoring us with the Pittu Laungani award. The awarded paper reports a four-year evaluation of Sports Day In Canada (SDIC) – an event that celebrates the role of sport within communities across… Read more »