early career researcher

Why should you peer review?

Andrew Preston is the co-founder and Managing Director of Publons, the world’s largest peer review platform. Andrew tells us more about Publons and peer review in general, and offers some top tips for researchers thinking about making a start in reviewing. Why do you think peer review is so important? Peer review is at the heart of… Read more »

Getting started in peer review

Lidiya Nedevska

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the series of excellent peer review workshops run each year by Sense about Science for early career researchers. ‘Peer review: the nuts & bolts’ sessions are a great opportunity to explore how peer review works and to find out how to get involved. The next free workshop will be… Read more »

Society awards: the importance of early-career recognition

Many societies, associations and journals offer awards and prizes to recognize and reward researchers and research of outstanding quality. For early career researchers, winning a student award can boost confidence, broaden connections, and increase research visibility and impact. We caught up with University of Minnesota graduate student, Zara Wright, who was recently awarded the Society… Read more »

How I’m using my library

The Taylor & Francis Group Library Excellence Award in Research was created to reward a research higher degree student that demonstrated excellent use of the University of Queensland’s library resources. Caitlin Kuempel received the award this year for her outstanding use of the academic content available at her library. We asked Caitlin to share what… Read more »

Three Minute Thesis: a winner’s story

Taylor & Francis is proud to support Vitae’s Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), an event that celebrates the dynamic and exciting work conducted by doctoral researchers across the UK and Europe. Maddie Long was the winner of the People’s Choice award in the 2016 3MT competition. Watch her winning presentation in the video, then read on… Read more »

Starting out the ‘right’ way

I am often asked by students and early career researchers, how can I have a successful research and publications career? And what tips can you give me? These questions are asked as if there is some magic formula to follow which, if got right, will lead to academic success. I reply in all honesty that… Read more »

Branching out: careers for PhDs outside academia

For many researchers who are reaching the end of their PhDs, a difficult decision may be looming: do you pursue a career in academia, or consider your options elsewhere? There are more PhDs completed each year than there are tenured positions available within the academy, so it’s not a surprise that giving serious consideration to… Read more »