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    Publish or perish: coping with peer-review processes through coaching

    Lai, Yi-Ling and Strevens, C. (2023) Publish or perish: coping with peer-review processes through coaching. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 21 (1), pp. 99-111. ISSN 1741-8305.

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    This study explores how a self-coaching approach assists academics to cope with prolonged peer-review processes. A coaching training workshop, using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and strength-based coaching, was conducted with 22 academics in the U.K. To understand changes in the participants’ attitude to peer-review, their self-reflective diaries and ten semi-structured interviews were analysed. This research reveals that participants tended to identify their intrinsic motivation and commitment to their research career through reflective self-dialogues and interactions with their trusted peers. This research sheds light on coaching practice by indicating constructive self-reflections help individuals to appreciate peer-review as a positive challenge instead of a threat.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): peer review, coaching, resilience, career commitment, academic research career
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Yi-Ling Lai
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2023 12:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:20


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