What would your advice be to early career researchers and/or students?
Very humbly, I do think there are some fundamentals that should be considered to have a long-standing career in academia and industry such as:
1) Make visible your talents and skills. It is important to publicise know how, arguments, themes from research and/or published work you are engaged with. By combining multiple strategies such as creating a blog and approaching senior colleagues throughout your university.
2) Create your professional network: Although it seems obvious, building a reliable professional network needs time and should be considered early on. For example, offer to review articles in journals as part of a longer-term strategy to gain publishing experience and to establish a relationship with the journal’s Editorial Board whom you may like to collaborate with or serve on their journal in the future.
3) Be always efficient, creative and competitive. At larger conferences, talk to the people behind the publisher’s stand. They are usually Senior Commissioning Editors or Publishers and are there to talk about your emerging research ideas and identify which of their publications might be best suited to your research. Expand your skill set, it will open doors to research collaborations you need to develop your career. In this respect, it is important to be supported by mentors. They will offer invaluable expertise while widening your professional arena. Also, write and publish as much as possible.
4) Work hard and get pleasure in doing your job. This is the only way to stay ambitious and to survive in the global research competition.
What support can you give authors and researchers who are hoping to publish in your journal?
Please look at the Taylor & Francis Author Services website before submitting your article, which offers helpful advice and step-by-step guidance for authors from writing your paper through to publication. Editing services is available for those who may need assistance with translation and language polishing.
How can someone who would like to publish in All Life go about doing so?
All Life seeks quality and coherently written manuscripts within the respective scope of each section of the journal. Before submitting a manuscript for publication, it is highly advisable to check your manuscript for clarity and correct English to avoid rejection and unnecessary frustration. The manuscript will be scrutinized critically by the Editorial Board before it is selected for peer review. It is strongly recommended that authors upload a cover letter with their manuscript outlining the main themes of the paper, its novelty or importance to the research community (if reporting negative data or a replication study) and the relevance of the manuscript. This gives authors an opportunity to explain why their research is important and should be peer reviewed.