writing

3 tips for getting your dissertation published

Dr. Christian Ghanem was recently awarded the ESWRA Annual Award for an outstanding publication in European social work research based on a dissertation (read his award-winning article, ‘How do social work novices and experts solve professional problems? A micro-analysis of epistemic activities and the use of evidence’ in European Journal of Social Work).  Getting your… Read more »

How do you write a prize-winning literature review?

From best papers to scholarships, travel grants to society awards, Taylor & Francis offers hundreds of awards and prizes for researchers, collaborating with journals, institutions, and societies to provide support and recognition. Angus Crake, PhD researcher in Chemical Engineering, was recently runner-up of the Materials Science & Technology Literature Review Prize, which aims to encourage the preparation… Read more »

Interview: Fiona Sampson MBE, editor of Poem – part 2

Fiona Sampson, editor of Poem, was appointed a Member of the British Empire in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, for her services to literature and the literary community. In the second of two interviews, she offers her thoughts on the field of poetry and the wider literary community. How can we ensure that poetry… Read more »

Interview: Fiona Sampson MBE, editor of Poem – part 1

Fiona Sampson, editor of Poem, was appointed a Member of the British Empire in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, for her services to literature and the literary community. In the first of two interviews, she tells us more about Poem, and offers her advice to aspiring poets who want to get published. What distinguishes… Read more »

Winner’s story: Matt Haultain-Gall

Getting good feedback from supervisors is one thing, but when two blind reviewers respond positively to something you have produced, it really is a fantastic feeling and an encouraging validation of the quality of your work.

Winner’s story: Agnieszka Sobocinska

I discovered (via Twitter!) that the judges had decided on my article. I was sitting on a plane, buckled into my seatbelt and well aware of the fact that my phone should already have been switched off. I took a screen shot of the tweet, and checked back over the course of the 10-hour flight just to make sure I hadn’t hallucinated the whole thing.

Becoming a book reviewer

Writing book reviews is often a good way to begin academic writing. It can help you get your name known in your field, and give you valuable experience of publishing before you write a full-length article.

Blogging: how to make it work

Blogging can hone your writing skills, pushing you to write in a more accessible style. Such a skill is highly valuable as researchers strive to ensure their work has as wide a readership as possible, driving tweets, shares, likes, impact, and citations.

Abstracts and titles

Your abstract is the shop window of your article – this is where customers (researchers) can sample your wares and decide whether to read and cite your content or instead look elsewhere.