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7 Tips for Teaching Study Skills

Catherine Dawson, self-employed researcher and writer, author of 100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods and 100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills. Study skills are vital for student learning and, ultimately, their success at university and beyond. But how can they … Continue reading

Fruitful Feedback: 5 Factors of a Great Peer Review

By Jennifer Lovick, Executive Editor of Cancer Control and Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment and Senior Managing Editor at SAGE Publishing You’ve been invited to review a paper that is under consideration for publication in a research journal. You … Continue reading

Publishing peer review: An interview with the editor of Cooperation and Conflict

By Mollie Broad, PR Executive, SAGE Publishing @broad_mollie Peer review, although an imperfect system, plays an essential role within the scholarly ecosystem and acts as the gatekeeper in order to maintain the integrity of the academic record. However, reviewing manuscripts … Continue reading

5 Tips to Promote Your Paper to the Public Using Social Media

By Kelly Heida, SAGE Publishing Congratulations, you’ve published your paper! As focus on science communication (scicomm) continues to rise in the academic community, social media is a natural fit for promoting work to the media, public, or policy makers. It … Continue reading

5 Things You Can Do To Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day

By Samantha Emily Evans, Marketing Assistant, SAGE Publishing - @AcademicSammy Tomorrow once again marks International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), an international awareness campaign both celebrating the achievements of female engineers and placing a spotlight on the career opportunities that there … Continue reading

Top tips for stellar student-supervisor meetings

Drawing on their new SAGE book for students and academics “How to be a Happy Academic”: Alex Clark and Bailey Sousa share strategies for successful student-supervisor meetings. Student-supervisor meetings are vital but too often leave either or both parties with … Continue reading

Top 10 recommended resources for women in academia

By Lina Ashour, Senior Marketing Communications Executive, SAGE Publishing   In our second post for Academic Book Week we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic resources that there are available to help support, encourage and … Continue reading

Women in academia: Tips from their peers

This week marks Academic Book Week (23-28 April), a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. This year’s Academic Book Week also sees the launch of 20 Academic Books by Women that Changed the World. Chosen by academic … Continue reading

Top tips on navigating research projects

Embarking on a research project in the New Year? Not sure where to start? Four recent library graduates from the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) share the top tips that got them through. Flexibility “With any new research … Continue reading

Tips for Successful Librarian-Faculty Outreach

Librarians should tailor their faculty outreach to their own personalities, comfort-levels and work environments, according to Instruction and Reference Librarian and writer, Lizz Zitron. In her recorded presentation “Outreach to Faculty: Tips for Success,” held in the SAGE Publishing booth … Continue reading

10 steps to understanding the logic of research

For many researchers beginning a research project is a daunting process. In this post Zina O’Leary, author of the recently released The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project, third edition shares her 10 steps for demystifying the research process and … Continue reading

How librarians can help fight the fake news epidemic

At the ALA Annual Conference, Haley Mooney, a librarian from the University of Michigan, and Tom Billitteri, an Executive Editor at SAGE Publishing, discussed the issue of ‘fake news,’ information conveyed through the media that is deliberately false or biased. … Continue reading

6 ways libraries support student success

How does your library support student success? This was question we asked librarians nationwide for our annual Charleston Photo Contest. We’re delighted to announce Molly J. Mulligan, an Electronic Resources Acquisitions Professional at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) … Continue reading

What makes an effective coach?

Listening, questioning and empathy are often cited as the key qualities of an effective coach, but how can coaching professionals build on these qualities to be both effective and ethical?  In this post, Ioanna Iordanou, Rachel Hawley, and Christiana Iordanou … Continue reading

How can social media be used to communicate research?

Social media has opened up a new platform for academic debate and offers new opportunities and ways for researchers to connect and collaborate with each other, as well as reach wider audiences beyond academia. But where should you begin?  And … Continue reading