International Journal for Researcher Development: Volume 4 Issue 1


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Learning to review submissions to peer reviewed journals: how do they do it?

Brian Paltridge

The aim of this study is to examine how reviewers for academic journals learn to carry out the task of peer review and the issues they face in doing this.


Understanding, attitude and environment: The essentials for developing creativity in STEM researchers

Elaine Walsh, Katie Anders, Sally Hancock

This paper is written to add to current knowledge of the views of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discipline early career researchers (ECRs) about…

Constructing post‐PhD careers: negotiating opportunities and personal goals

Lynn McAlpine, Cheryl Amundsen, Gill Turner

Until relatively recently, the doctorate was generally perceived as preparation for a full‐time permanent academic position. However, this is no longer the case, with many PhD…

The quest for the PhD: a better metaphor for doctoral education

Alistair McCulloch

The paper seeks to propose the adoption of an alternative metaphor to that of the “journey”, currently the most pervasive characterisation for the student's experience of doctoral…

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2009 – 2016

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