How publishers can help academic authors avoid early career burnout

Whilst many publishers and scholarly institutions do a great job of helping academic authors with technical blockers such as how to navigate the publishing process, how to select a journal, write to format or explain peer review - they rarely focus on the...

How publishers can attract superstar scholarly writers

Highly-cited academic authors at the top of their game might seem unreachable for some publishers and scholarly societies. However, research reveals that understanding the motivations of these superstar scholars and leveraging their desire to write long-form and be...

Publish or perish: the barriers facing early career academic writers

Out of the many thousands of writers we’ve worked with, one group is under more pressure to write than others: early career researchers. We took a deep dive into the experience of academic writers at the start of their writing career to investigate the barriers they...

10 ways to avoid the sticky middle and build a writing system that works

At one time you couldn’t wait to start writing your project could you? But now you approach it with dread. Social media’s become cat nip. Writing sessions feel tortuous. You question EVERYTHING. Are you going backwards, forwards or around in circles – who knows?...

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