The Handbook of Research Management is a unique tool for the newly promoted research leader. Larger-scale projects are becoming more common throughout the social sciences and humanities, housed in centres, institutes and programmes. Talented researchers find themselves faced with new challenges to act as managers and leaders rather than as individual scholars. They are responsible for the careers and professional development of others, and for managing interactions with university administrations and external stakeholders. Although many scientific and technological disciplines have long been organized in this way, few resources have been created to help new leaders understand their roles and responsibilities and to reflect on their practice. This Handbook has been created by the combined experience of a leading social scientist and a chief executive of a major international research development institution and funder. The editors have recruited a truly global team of contributors to write about the challenges they have encountered in the course of their careers, and to provoke readers to think about how they might respond within their own contexts. This book will be a standard work of reference for new research leaders, in any discipline or country, looking for help and inspiration. The editorial commentaries extend its potential use in support of training events or workshops where groups of new leaders can come together and explore the issues that are confronting them.
Chapter 32: Planning for Publications
Planning for Publications
When a group of researchers in the social sciences receives a grant to support a research project, jubilation follows. Announcements go out to all the university's, professional school's or higher educational non-profit's constituents. An aura of prestige is conferred on the principal investigators. If they are not yet tenured, the research grant presents a chance to prove their mettle to the academy and bring them a step or two closer to the ultimate prize a research university confers: life-long academic freedom.
But wait. Before such benefits can accrue, the project needs to be completed, and everyone – from funder to PIs to supporting institutions – expects that when it is, the findings will be ...