Food for Thought

What can journal editors and early career researchers learn from each other?

For journal editors and early career researchers (ECRs) alike, it’s crucial to have a strong academic network that reaches across the research community.

Having a broad network of contacts in your field can be incredibly useful. It can help career advancement, finding new research opportunities, and even personal development. For journal editors, having a wide academic network could also mean finding new peer reviewers, authors, guest editors, or editorial board members.

There are plenty of ways to grow your academic network, from conferences to research collaborations. But it still can be hard to make that initial connection with new people in your field. So, to help build networks across research communities, Taylor & Francis arranged two lunch meetings between journal editors and ECRs working on the same topics.

What happened when the 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners, Tom Fudge and Euan Doidge, went out for lunch with journal editors working in their field? In our new Food for Thought series, you can find out:

  • What did they talk about?
  • What challenges do editors and ECRs face?
  • How can journal editors engage ECRs in their journal?
  • How can ECRs get published in the right journal?
  • And, were there any surprises?

Click the images below to take a closer look at our Food for Thought series:

Food for Thought 1 preview   Food for Thought 2 preview

You can find out more about how to grow your academic network with this guide for researchers, or take a look at our post all about academic mentoring.

January 23, 2019

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