This illustrated guide helps ensure that your paper is formally correct, looks good, and thereby serves to advance your ideas. Continue reading The anatomy of an academic paper: a brief guide (3rd edition)
‘How can I make sure that my work is read by fellow academics?’ and nine other questions answered. Continue reading Questions and answers about academic publishing
Why do the links between migration and other social processes. always have to be called a nexus? Continue reading Thirty-six migration nexuses, and counting
As a doctoral candidate you may have a choice between submitting a traditional doctoral dissertation and submitting a set of papers for peer-reviewed journals plus an integrating chapter. The latter option, known as a “PhD by publication” or an “article … Continue reading Eight reasons for doing your PhD ‘by publication’
Here’s my list of migration researchers on Twitter – that is, people who do research on migration and share their ideas about it in English on Twitter. Many of them (myself included) tweet about other things as well, but I’ve … Continue reading Migration researchers on Twitter
Here’s a translated and slightly edited version of my op. ed. in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, 30 August 2013. Knut Olav Åmås, science editor at Aftenposten, writes that academics need to be active on social media in order to fulfil their duty to spread new insights to society at large. Such calls can seem like moralizing armchair theory. Many researchers in Norway share my own experience: workdays are tied to specific projects and the production of results under pressure. There’s a long list of important things one ought to do on top of this. Being in the forefront of research is … Continue reading Do academics have a duty to tweet?