early career researcher

Digital research practices: the real user experience

“Finding information is crucial to anyone studying at, or working at a university…” Discovering and navigating digital information is part of every researcher’s work. But what is that user experience and how can it be improved? Taylor & Francis is working with Loughborough University’s Library, Graduate School, and their Senior Lecturer in Publishing to examine users’… Read more »

How do early career researchers ‘publish and thrive’?

The numbers moving from PhDs into a career in academia are shrinking, and the challenges to pursuing a career in research appear to be rising. So how can early career researchers best develop a body of published research, and what can the scholarly community do to better support people as they move into becoming published… Read more »

Sharing your research findings, boosting your career

I have been recently challenged by the editorial team of the journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) to briefly share my ideas and experience on sharing my publications, specifically my article published in the early career section of RSRS on social media platforms. With this post, I aim to share my view on how sharing published research… Read more »

A new scholar’s perspective on open peer review

Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. Responding to the Taylor & Francis survey on peer review inspired me to write my own article, arguing for open peer review. Coincidentally, I published my article in a Taylor & Francis journal, Teaching… Read more »

Peer review is fundamental to the scientific process

We’ve been supporting Sense about Science’s work on peer review for some time, sponsoring and going along to their workshops, and generally helping to spread the word about the excellent resources they create for early career researchers on peer review.

Winner’s story: Heather Dial

As an early-stage researcher, it can be quite intimidating to present your research to some of the biggest names in your field that have been doing this type of research since before you were born! The prize allowed me to go to the Academy of Aphasia conference with a greater amount of confidence in my work.

STAR: supporting authors in emerging regions

Researching and preparing your work for submission can be challenging for authors and researchers who have fewer opportunities, whether financial, technological, or otherwise, to access journals – this is where STAR comes in.