With countries loosening the measures against COVID-19, there is hope that eventually we will be able to resume the practice of academic symposia, and with that the practice of poster presentations. Poster presentations tend to be more popular with PhD students and early-career faculty. In fact, for many it is their first take on presenting at a conference.
In this edition of our “Meet the Editors” interview series, we are talking with Jeroen Huisman, the editor of Higher Education Policy. Jeroen is Professor of Higher Education at the Department of Sociology, Ghent University and the director of its Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG). […]
Online methods are not new, but due to the current pandemic circumstances they have received greater attention. Suddenly a slow disaster came into the picture, and everyone had to reconfigure their plans and projects—research ones included. […]
Anyone would agree that choosing the right topic for a doctorate is important. We all want to do something that matters, right? So we may fantasize about the thrill, writing all-nighters, and talking […]
In this interview, I sat down with Simon and we spoke about what it is like to be the lead editor of Higher Education, how the journal operates “on the inside”, how it deals with authors and reviewers, what makes a paper a good candidate […]
Two weeks ago, I attended a 2-day writing masterclass by Katherine Firth—an award-winning educator and one of the authors of the book How to fix your academic writing trouble, which was earlier recommended in a post by Melina Aarnikoivu. Here I wish to share some takeaways from this very […]
Even before we start our PhD journey, many of us are presented with the dilemma: should I hand in a so-called cumulative dissertation, made of articles (or article manuscripts), or should I go for the good old book or monograph? […]
Doing a PhD is challenging even for the most prepared and confident individuals. The PhD journey is a personal intellectual quest during which the bar is constantly raised for you and by you. Beside personal motivation, social relationships also play an important part […]
While in lab-based disciplines co-authorship is the norm, there are “individual(istic)” disciplines where it is sometimes still frowned upon. In general, co-authorship is not bad per se, and there is nothing negative in being the 4th or even the 99th author, especially if we are talking about a highly cited paper.