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Industrial and Organisational Psychology: Keep Up To Date With Your Research Area

This subject guide provides an overview of the most important resources for Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

Importance of Staying Up To Date With Researcher

Staying up-to-date with the latest research in your specific area of research is crucial for several reasons:


ADVANCEMENT IN KNOWLEDGE Regularly updating yourself on the latest research allows you to stay informed about recent advancements and breakthroughs in your field. This ensures that your work remains current and aligned with the cutting-edge knowledge in your area. PUBLICATION AND VISIBILITY To publish in reputable journals, it's essential to be aware of the current literature. Staying up-to-date ensures that your research is relevant and competitive in the peer-review process, contributing to the visibility and impact of your work.
IDENTIFICATION OF RESEARCH GAPS Keeping abreast of recent literature helps you identify gaps in existing research. Understanding what has been recently explored or discovered can guide you in formulating research questions that contribute meaningfully to the current state of knowledge. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Regularly engaging with the latest research contributes to your ongoing professional development. It keeps you intellectually stimulated, enhances your expertise, and positions you as an expert in your field.
METHODOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS New methodologies, techniques, and tools are continuously developed. Staying current enables you to integrate innovative methods into your research, potentially improving the robustness and efficiency of your study design and data analysis. CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION Attending conferences and seminars is an important aspect of academic life. Staying current allows you to actively participate in academic events, present your work, and engage in discussions with fellow researchers.
NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION Being aware of the latest research allows you to connect with other researchers who share similar interests. Networking with peers in your field can lead to collaborative opportunities, joint projects, and the exchange of valuable insights. ADAPTION TO EMERGING TRENDS Research areas can evolve, and new trends may emerge. Staying informed helps you adapt to these changes, ensuring that your research remains relevant and impactful.​​​​
TEACHING AND SUPERVISION If you are involved in teaching or supervising students, staying up-to-date enables you to provide students with the most current and relevant information. This enhances the quality of education you deliver and contributes to the professional development of your students. GRANT AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Funding agencies often prioritize research that addresses current challenges or builds upon recent discoveries. Being aware of the latest research trends can help you identify funding opportunities and tailor your proposals to align with current priorities.

Types of Alerts

The following types of alerts are available on databases and search engines. Take note that the types of alerts available on a database may vary.

  • Keyword Alerts: Receive notifications when new publications contain specific keywords or phrases relevant to your research.
  • Author Alerts: Get updates when new articles or research papers are published by a specific author.
  • Journal Alerts: Stay informed about the latest articles published in specific journals of interest.
  • Table of Contents Alerts: Receive notifications when the table of contents for a specific journal's new issue is available.
  • Citation Alerts: Be notified when a particular paper is cited by new research, allowing you to track the impact of specific studies.

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