What do early career researchers (ECRs) really think about peer review, open access, or Impact Factors? What motivates them to undertake research, how do they choose which journal to publish in, and how do they build their reputation amongst the scholarly community? Recent research from CIBER, an interdisciplinary and independent UK-based research group, analyzes interviews… Read more »
In support of the Academy of Social Sciences campaign ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’, Routledge and the British Educational Research Association (BERA) have co-published a new booklet highlighting key education research. The booklet shines a light on several educational challenges which have been improved by the influence of key research. To find out… Read more »
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 authors? This was the theme of the latest ‘Conversazione’ In Johannesburg, South Africa. One attendee, Michael Taster, PhD student at the University of Sheffield, outlines some of the top talking points and shares his reflections from the event.
Routledge is sponsoring this year’s Being Human festival – the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Starting on 17 November, the eight-day event features over 250 activities in 45 towns and cities across the UK, all centred around the theme of ‘Hope and Fear’. The festival encourages engagement in humanities research, making it accessible… Read more »
We would like to thank the editors of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education and the Taylor & Francis Group for honoring us with the Pittu Laungani award. The awarded paper reports a four-year evaluation of Sports Day In Canada (SDIC) – an event that celebrates the role of sport within communities across… Read more »
So what do you need to consider if you would like your research to be picked up and actioned by practitioners, policy makers, NGOS, clinicians, the media or anyone else? We’ve put together this exclusive cartoon, that outlines some of the steps you should consider (and is summarized below). 1. Who do you want to… Read more »
In its ninth year running, Open Access Week promotes the opportunities and benefits of open access research. This year’s theme is Open in Action, looking at how individuals and groups can move open access forward.
Publishing open access (OA) means anyone, anywhere is able to read your research, creating potential for OA articles to have an impact beyond academia and be ‘acted’ upon by key groups within society, whether by policy makers, practitioners, non-governmental organizations, the media, educators or clinicians (or anyone else). But what do you need to consider if you would like your research to be picked up and used in this practical way? What can you do to help make your research actionable? Tune in to our Twitter discussion on Wednesday 26th October, 2-30 – 3.30pm (GMT) to hear tips and insights from our panel of experts.
“I have been particularly delighted with the feedback I have received from outside of academia, demonstrating that our work can and should be promoted to all.” How can the media benefit your research and how should you go about engaging with them? In this latest research story, Dr Gary James tells us about his work on… Read more »
Historically, the relationship between researchers and the mass media has been troubled. According to a 2007 study by the European Commission, many scientists fear that the media may prioritize the publication of what is immediate, controversial and attention-grabbing above what is true, and lament that 10 years of research can be trivialized in a two-line… Read more »