research stories

Bringing together academics and policy-makers

The theme of Open Access Week 2017 was “Open in order to …”, exploring the potential benefits of publishing research in an open access format. During the week we heard the stories of Taylor & Francis authors who have found success in achieving their publishing goals through open access; whether that’s making new connections, attracting… Read more »

World Malaria Day 2017: Research Interview

World Malaria Day (25 April) raises awareness of the global issues facing malaria today. With over 200 million new cases of the disease worldwide in 2015, 429,000 of which ended in death, the annual event marks the perfect opportunity to explore the themes it raises. To go alongside our special article collection, we asked a leading… Read more »

World Water Day 2017: Research Stories Part II

World Water Day (22 March) raises awareness of the global issues facing water today. With over 663 million people across the world living without a safe water supply close to home, the annual event marks the perfect opportunity to investigate the state of the field. To go alongside our themed article collection, we asked several… Read more »

World Water Day 2017: Research Stories Part I

World Water Day (22 March) raises awareness of the global issues facing water today. With over 663 million people across the world living without a safe water supply close to home, the annual event marks the perfect opportunity to explore the themes it raises. To go alongside our themed article collection, we asked several leading… Read more »

Why did you choose to become a gender studies researcher?

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 (March 8), we caught up with gender studies researchers and journal editors to talk about why they chose their area of research, why it is… Read more »

3 reasons you should go on a placement during your PhD

I am a third-year PhD student in film studies. This academic year, instead of burying myself under a pile of DVDs and notes in an attempt to nail my original contribution to knowledge and finish my thesis, I decided to do something drastic. With the support of my supervisory team and funders, I chose to… Read more »

Research stories: Ronald L. Wasserstein in The American Statistician

Altmetric recently released their list of the 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016. In at number 71 is an Editorial by Ronald L. Wasserstein & Nicole A. Lazar published in The American Statistician entitled, ‘The ASA’s Statement on p-Values: Context, Process, and Purpose’.   We caught up with author Ronald L. Wasserstein to congratulate him on the… Read more »

Research stories: Marte Blikstad-Balas on Wikipedia use in schools

Whilst for many Wikipedia has become an everyday tool for harvesting quick and easy knowledge, educational institutions continue to dissuade students against its use. In this interview Marte Blikstad-Balas tells us about her research, published last year in the Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, on Wikipedia use in schools. So Marte, what sparked your interest… Read more »