Career

At the beginning of your career, what are the key issues and challenges you face as a social scientist? On this page – and across Social Science Space, in fact – are some tools and resources that may be of use.

Discuss with other early career researchers
Use our forum to get more direct information from others in the same boat as you

Getting published
Need help getting your article or book published? Here are some useful tips and tools:

SAGE gateway – advice on getting published
Guardian Higher Education live chat on getting published
The SAGE series on getting published, from SAGE Connection: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4
Nominate more resources for this section: email us

Links
Some other useful sites with support for early career researchers in the social sciences

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How Do I Share My Article? Top Tips for After Publication

Publishing an article in a reputed academic journal is no mean feat. From the initial grant proposal, through to writing the paper, formatting it to meet journal guidelines and then waiting for peer review to be complete, a huge amount of time and work is required. And that’s assuming you’re accepted first time! Here’s how we counsel people about this at SAGE.

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Impact in Action: Denise Baden

Today Social Science Space completes a series drawn from five winners of Britain’s Economic and Social Science Research Council’s 2018 Impact Prize to learn how they built meaningfulness into their own research and how they measure impact more broadly. We end with Denise Baden of the University of Southampton, winner of the Outstanding Impact in Business and Enterprise prize.

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Impact in Action: Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales’ work on modern slavery won his one of Britain’s Economic and Social Science Research Council’s 2018 Impact Prize. We’ve asked him how he built meaningfulness into his own research and how to measure impact more broadly.

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Impact in Action: Abigail Dymond

New year, new research? Hear from five ESRC Impact Prize winners on how and what real research impact looks like as you set your own research goals for 2019. Today it’s Abigail Dymond from the University of Exeter.

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Chetty, Crenshaw, Krugman Among AAPSS Inductees for 2019

The American Academy of Political and Social Science announced today five eminent scholars who will join the academy as fellows in 2019: Raj Chetty, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Paul Krugman, Nicholas Lemann, Alondra Nelson will officially join the academy on the evening of October 3, 2019, in a ceremony in Washington, DC.

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Academic Morale and Ponzi Schemes

The pool of PhDs and postdocs has expanded far more rapidly than the long-term career opportunities in higher education, a situation Charles Ponzi would have recognized- and which Felicity Callard captured with a late-November tweet.

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Wolfson Foundation Funds £10 Million HSS Initiative With British Academy

Making its largest-ever grant in the social sciences and humanities, the Wolfson Foundation awarded the British Academy £10 million to promote high quality research. Under the initiative, the British Academy will create a fellowship program to support early career researchers, develop an international community of scholars and create an intellectual hub at the academy’s London home on Carlton House Terrace.

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Six Things We’ve Learned About Academic Writing Productivity (and Satisfaction)

Writing satisfaction is strongly linked to publishing productivity and, potentially, career success. Chris Smith reports on research investigating the tools and systems academics from all career stages use to keep writing and publishing. Age, experience, and having a sense of certainty about what sort of writing system suits you and your life are all important to productivity and overall satisfaction.

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Simply Applying for a Competitive Grant is a Win

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.” So goes the famous saying. But does the same apply for competitive research grants? Charles Ayoubi, Michele Pezzoni and Fabiana Visentin report on their study which finds that simply taking part in an application process has a positive effect on researchers.

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