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December 1, 2016 | Oscar Masinyana, Managing Editor

Supporting early career researchers in ways that count

Six reflections from South Africa’s early career researcher ‘Conversazione’

The number of researchers moving from PhDs into a career in academia is shrinking, while 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?…

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