Broadening conversations around social science and humanities - Wellcome Open Research Blog
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"Charli Colegate, Portfolio Developer in the Humanities & Social Science research funding department at Wellcome talks about how Wellcome Open Research can help researchers overcome some of the issues associated with publishing social science and humanities research.
There are significant challenges with publishing health-related humanities and social science research: Long publication lead-times can be vexing, particularly for those who work in fast moving fields, e.g, those working in areas related to health emergencies Narrow scopes of journals are a concern for those whose work is interdisciplinary. A significant proportion of the projects we fund involves work that reaches across disciplinary boundaries. We understand that finding the right ‘home’ for research of this kind can often be a struggle. Reaching diverse audiences can also be tricky. Your work may well have relevance to not only your discipline, but to researchers outside of your own field and even those working within health in a non-research capacity. It can be very difficult to reach the public health practitioner if you’re publishing in a journal whose main remit is the history of conceptual feminist theory. Wellcome Open Research provides a solution that might contribute to overcoming these challenges...."