Should we quit our jobs? Challenges, barriers and recommendations for interdisciplinary energy research

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Title: Should we quit our jobs? Challenges, barriers and recommendations for interdisciplinary energy research
Authors: Schuitema, GeertjeSintov, Nicole D.
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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 researchScience policyUniversity structuresPublication processResearch costs and rewardsEarly and mid-career academics
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.11.043
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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