Negotiating the rapidly changing research, publishing, and career landscape

Vincent Wing Sun Tung, Robert Douglas McKercher

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A total of 264 respondents were recruited via TRINET and CIRET. Respondents assessed their perceived pressures to adopt research and publishing approaches and provided career advice that were analyzed via content analysis. Collaboration, selection of journal, topic choice, and contribution to the field were highly ranked publishing advice from academics. Pressures to adopt authorship tactics were reported among new and emerging, and mid-career academics to maximize publication output. This study suggests academics may risk sacrificing longer-term career prospects for short-term survival as increased emphasis of performance metrics becomes more common, and considers the implications of shifting goal posts in research and publishing for the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-331
Number of pages10
JournalTourism Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Career
  • Gamesmanship
  • Pressures
  • Publishing
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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