research impact

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 »

What can the media do for researchers?

Historically, the relationship between researchers and the mass media has been troubled. According to a 2007 study  by the European Commission, many scientists fear that the media may prioritize the publication of what is immediate, controversial and attention-grabbing above what is true, and lament that 10 years of research can be trivialized in a two-line… Read more »