My strategies for attending academic conferences as an ECR

Early Career

Early career peer reviewers should feel confident to evaluate big ideas

By Laura J. Falkenberg As an Early Career Researcher (ECR), being invited to peer review is an important milestone. It shows that a journal Editor recognizes you as an expert, and believes that you can evaluate the work of others. But, once you’ve accepted the invitation to review, worry can …

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L&O Bulletin Chapter One Challenge: Call for Papers

Still haven’t published that first chapter of your dissertation that you worked so hard on? Eager to let your peers in those “other” sub disciplines of aquatic science know why what you study is so important, novel, and cutting-edge? Well here’s your chance! The editors of the L&O Bulletin invite you to …

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Interacting with editors at academic conferences: tips for early career researchers

By Laura J. Falkenberg As the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow, one thing I have learnt from talking with journal editors is that they are often open to helping authors, particularly those early in their careers, develop ideas and manuscripts for publication. A key opportunity many researchers have to interact with …

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The ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day – an Early Career Researcher (ECR) perspective

By Laura J. Falkenberg As the inaugural Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow with ASLO I recently had an opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes of academic publishing at the ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day. For context, the Strategy Day is an annual meeting of representatives from ASLO and its journals (ASLO President, Executive …

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