Should we quit our jobs? Challenges, barriers and recommendations for interdisciplinary energy research
|Title:||Should we quit our jobs? Challenges, barriers and recommendations for interdisciplinary energy research||Authors:||Schuitema, Geertje; Sintov, Nicole D.||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8593||Date:||Feb-2017||Abstract:||Many plea for a better integration of social sciences in energy research, which would imply more comprehensive interdisciplinary energy research. We argue that in order to achieve this, institutional barriers and research challenges need to be recognised and addressed. We identify six challenges and barriers, and provide recommendations for working towards solutions. We conclude that to engage in interdisciplinary research implies extra costs and fewer rewards for all researchers, particularly early and mid-career academics. We propose a new conceptualisation of practices and incentive structures among academic institutions, funding agencies, and publication outlets, and urge all energy researchers to join this debate.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Journal:||Energy Policy||Volume:||101||Start page:||246||End page:||250||Copyright (published version):||2016 Elsevier||Keywords:||Interdisciplinary energy research; Science policy; University structures; Publication process; Research costs and rewards; Early and mid-career academics||DOI:||10.1016/j.enpol.2016.11.043||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
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