Department of Informatics


Quality or quantity: publications profile and career planning

Thursday 22 February 12:00 until 13:30
Library Meeting Room, 2nd floor
Speaker: Prof Gordon Harold and Prof Rachel Thomson
Part of the series: Sussex Research Hive Seminars

This seminar will explore how researchers, at any career stage, can plan their personal publication strategy in the face of competing imperatives: from the REF, from career progression ambitions, from publishers - and from their own research aims. Should researchers maximise quality or quantity in their publication output, and how does that translate into real-world planning and finding the time to publish in the right place? This session will also explore how varied perceptions of research quality – arising from journal peer review, the REF, or metrics – affect researchers in planning their publications, and how researchers can take these perceptions into account whilst avoiding perverse incentives and other pitfalls.

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Prof Gordon Harold, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Chair in Psychology

Prof Rachel Thomson, Professor of Childhood & Youth Studies


Dr Ian Carter, Director of Research and Enterprise

Research Hive Seminars 2018

The Sussex Research Hive Seminar series returns for its ninth year. The popular series brings together the Sussex community to discuss current issues in research.

These lunchtime events, funded by SAGE, are hosted by the Library and open to everyone engaged in, or supporting, the research process at Sussex. Please sign up to the seminars using the booking links below. Where possible slides and recordings of the sessions will be made available.


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Last updated: Wednesday, 24 January 2018