Supporting Early Career Researchers through Virtual Writing Groups

Carol Johnson

Published : 2018


Early career researchers can face many challenges as they shift from their PhD graduation and into their new academic positions. These challenges may encompass change of location, gaps in community networks, disruption of mentorships and new work responsibilities. The particular demand for early career researchers to increase their publication output while learning the responsibilities of a new job and its institutional culture can be daunting (Wilkinson, 2015). Using a case study approach, this study identifies the impact of virtual writing groups on early career researchers’ publication output and transition process (i.e. PhD student to full-time academic). The study explores the followin..

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