early career researcher

Winner’s story: Déborah Closset-Kopp

The idea that the Société Botanique de France endorsed my project is very important for me. In a way, this project is a return to my roots, back to my first research. Déborah Closset-Kopp is an assistant professor at the lab of “Ecologie et Dynamique des Sytèmes Anthropisés” (EDYSAN, FRE 3498 CNRS) of the Jules… Read more »

5 steps to improving your research visibility

Early career researchers (ECRs) are well aware academia is a competitive field. These days, ECRs face many challenges as they look to build their publication record, reputations and careers. It may be uncomfortable at first, but learning how to self-promote can help you build your brand and open up a new world of opportunities –… Read more »

Winner’s story: Joanne Chassot

I didn’t know Atlantic Studies: Global Currents had launched this new prize for early-career scholars, and I feel honored to be its first recipient. I was all the more delighted to receive this prize that it came as an absolute surprise. I didn’t know Atlantic Studies: Global Currents had launched this new prize for early-career… Read more »

Winner’s story: Martyn Kurr

I would advise any early-career researcher to be brave in their choices, and take any opportunity to present both their findings and themselves to a wider field. Winning the Irene Manton Prize for best student talk at the 62nd annual British Phycological Society conference was an amazing experience. I had given many talks before, but… Read more »

Digital research practices: the real user experience

‘One of the most challenging things about research is sifting through an enormous amount of information that is out there that might be relevant to my proposed research.’ With so many resources readily available online, how does the researcher source accurate information that is relevant to them? In this changing digital climate, Taylor & Francis… Read more »

Winner’s story: Joy Chong

The degree of encouragement and acknowledgement the prize offered is invaluable and incredibly empowering, especially in terms of establishing a career as a newly qualified professional and an aspiring researcher. First of all, I would like to express my heartiest gratitude and appreciation to the editorial board of International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT), British… Read more »

Mentoring and support on a PhD studentship

Michael Taster is a current PhD research student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. He is the current recipient of the ESRC White Rose DTC Collaborative PhD Studentship from the University of Sheffield and the Regional Studies Association (RSA), which is sponsored by Taylor & Francis. He has an… Read more »

“I follow you on Twitter”

In July I had the pleasure of attending the PE Institute in North Carolina. I was invited to give the keynote address because of my work on social media, and because of the sharing community I have become involved in over the last six years on Twitter. When I entered the conference venue I kept… Read more »

How to choose a journal

Choosing the right journal for your research can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Once you have a shortlist, refine it by asking the right questions.