In addition to thesis writing, PhD candidates in SHAPE subjects are expected to be able to communicate their research to diverse audiences and also be prepared for careers outside of Higher Education. Should PhD supervision cover these areas, or does impact training sit more naturally elsewhere in the university ecosystem?
The access to scholarly literature determines the citation behaviour, however, mere citation metrics of any sort are not a good measure to indicate quality. Despite this loophole, the Impact Factor is used for simpleness to measure productivity. Perhaps this is leading to mushrooming of predatory publications. To address this issue,
Unfunded research takes time and money for already stretched academics. Yet it makes up over a quarter of all research carried out in British universities. Professor Rosalind Edwards has spoken to academics about why they do unfunded research and argues that universities need to revalue this work in light of the significant