As a journal editor, you’ll be working with researchers at different stages of their careers – some who will have published many times and others who are at the very start of their research career. As a publisher, we want to support researchers at all stages, keeping up to date with the latest trends and research findings, publishing their first paper, developing their research profile, or moving beyond their PhD to find a career that’s right for them (maybe even taking on the role of a journal editor.)
From encouraging people outside of academia to read your work, to exploring the many and varied career paths open to researchers, there’s something for everyone in our podcast series. Created with Vitae – the international program that champions professional development for researchers – the series features interviews from people working in all aspects of research, and offers tips and practical advice that you can pass on to the researchers you work with (and you might even glean some valuable insights yourselves.)
Listen now: the role of academic mentoring
Our latest episode focuses on the role of academic mentoring. What can researchers gain from being mentored? What are the different mentoring opportunities out there?
Interviewees include Dr Uzma Ashgar from the Institute of Cancer Research, Andy Nobes from AuthorAid and Maryanne Dever, joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies, a journal that runs a mentoring scheme for new academic writers.
Listen to the series now and help support your journal community by spreading the word about it.
Did you miss our #tfmentoring twitter discussion?
What happens when you get a group of people together to talk about academic mentoring? A lot happens: an hour long discussion flew by as we tackled all aspects of mentoring - the who, the what, the why, the how. It was clear that mentoring is an important topic for researchers far and wide.
We were joined by a panel of experts, including Paul Benneworth, Editor of the Early Career Section of Regional Studies, Regional Science. See a round-up of what happened in our Storify of the event.