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Archived webinar: Increasing the reach and impact of your research with Kudos  

Academia is under pressure in an increasing number of ways, including greater competition for research funding. Yet despite this, more articles than ever are being published, making it even harder to ensure that research is found, read and cited. We … Continue reading

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8 posts on academic books

Kicking off Academic Book Week 2017, we’ve delved into SAGE Connection’s archives to take you on a journey of how the academic text has changed since we started SAGE Connection eight years ago. And what changes there have been, from challenging … Continue reading

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Are sciences essential and humanities elective?

Are sciences essential and humanities elective? Disentangling competing claims for humanities’ research public value From Arts and Humanities in Higher Education There have been a number of recent policy signals that arts and humanities research (AHR) is seen as being less … Continue reading

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Blurring the boundaries – New social media, new social science?

By Mithu Lucraft, PR Manager Earlier this week, SAGE co-hosted the one-year birthday event of the #NSMNSS network, which we blogged about recently here. The aim of the network was to bring together researchers from across disciplines and sectors who … Continue reading

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The probation revolution – does privatisation put financial return above social justice?

By Katie Baker, UK PR Team Earlier today in the UK, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that ‘necessary radical measures need to be implemented to tackle the high rate of short-sentenced prisoners reoffending within a year’. This wholesale probation ‘revolution’, … Continue reading

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How do you establish trust and authority in today’s scholarly digital environment?

By Mithu Lucraft, UK PR team Are you an early career researcher based in London? Then we would like your involvement in a new project looking at how how scholars assign trust and authority to the information sources they choose, … Continue reading

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What to expect from peer review: a new beginner’s guide from Sense About Science

For those of our readers still early in their career as a researcher, do you sometimes wonder what happens from the point that you submit a journal article to the time that you hear it has been accepted? Chances are, … Continue reading

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Providing evidence of value remains an elusive goal for academic libraries

Yesterday, we published the results of a six-month research project which SAGE had commissioned to better understand the perceived value of the academic library. The report sets out recommendations for academic libraries to enhance their working relationship with academic teaching … Continue reading

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Social Science Bites live!

Last week, we hosted the official launch for Social Science Bites, the new series of podcasts of interviews with leading social scientists which we wrote a brief post about here. The event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London … Continue reading

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Quantitative Skills Conference at the British Academy

I recently attended an excellent conference at the British Academy on Quantitative Skills, with a focus on international comparisons. The main question posed by the conference was, ‘How well trained are UK social science students in quantitative skills?’ The resounding … Continue reading

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Marking World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day takes place today. The Global Agenda is the major project of IASSW, IFSW and ICSW, with whom SAGE publishes International Social Work. These are the Agenda’s key themes: Dignity and worth of the person Environmental Sustainability … Continue reading

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The Index on Censorship Science debate – Is transparency bad for science? #datadebate

Last week was the launch of the latest issue of Index on Censorship’s award winning magazine. A particularly topical one for us at SAGE this time, as it focusses on Science. Natasha at Index kindly let us repost her summary … Continue reading

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Research collaboration: what we’ve learned from the Sussex Research Hive

At the end of last year I wrote a post about the new relationship SAGE has established with the University of Sussex Library. We provided a gift which was used to establish the Sussex Research Hive; a space in the … Continue reading

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The future of research communication

As part of SAGE’s donation to Sussex University’s new postgraduate research space, the Sussex library Hive,  Karen Phillips our Editorial Director went along to speak to researchers on the future of research communication: Sussex and SAGE are looking for ways … Continue reading

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Willetts’ message to social scientists: collaborate with hard sciences to show value

Yesterday I was one of more than 200 attendees at a London event launching a report called ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’. Produced by the Academy of Social Sciences, and sponsored by the Economic Social and Research Council, … Continue reading

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