Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2018, 1037 doi:10.1093/ntr/nty113 Editorial Editorial Science is a Marathon Not a Sprint: Creating a Positive Culture for Early Career Researchers SRNT has a responsibility to support all members of the organiza- Appropriate recognition in published work is perhaps most crit- tion, but those of our members who are early in their careers are ical for the future success of early career researchers. At the journal, particularly valuable to the future of the field, and deserve our par - we mandate appropriate authorship recognition for all contributors ticular focus (see https://academic.oup.com/ntr/advance-article/ to the work that we publish. Our expectation is that the individual doi/10.1093/ntr/nty041/4924610 for a recent discussion of chal- who has taken the leading role in a study (through a combination lenges faced by early career researchers). As President of SRNT and of designing, conducting and writing up the work) should take an Editor-in-Chief of the Society’s journal, we are grateful for the many appropriate position (eg, first author and/or corresponding author). contributions by our trainees and junior faculty to the function- We are also working with the Trainee Network to identify ways in ing of the organization. Your participation—as presenters, authors, which the journal can provide support for early career researchers Operations Coordinators, members of Networks, and reviewers of (eg, dedicated Meet the Editor sessions at the Annual Meeting, and abstracts and manuscripts—is essential to the success of our most webinars on publishing in the journal), and also highlight their work important activities. One major focus of SRNT this year is to explore (through Themed Issues and Sections focusing on articles led by early how we can get junior colleagues even more involved in the Society, career researchers). We also welcome offers to support our activity and recognize their efforts in more visible ways. by contributing to peer review. Again, our senior colleagues have an This recognition can take many forms. For example, it is critical that important role to play here, by ensuring fair allocation of authorship the research done by early career researchers is fully acknowledged in and offering peer review opportunities (particularly in cases where presentations at the Annual Meeting, both in oral and poster presen- they are unable to review themselves). In the latter case, we prefer to tations, and in submitted abstracts. Indeed, we encourage mentors to invite the early career researcher to review an article directly, so that have their younger colleagues take the lead and give oral presentations they receive appropriate recognition for their contribution. of their research in symposia at the annual meeting. Perhaps most impor- Please consider this editorial a down payment in ongoing efforts tantly, we would urge our senior colleagues to support our early career to thank you as early career investigators for your contributions to researchers fully, by encouraging them to participate in the activities of SRNT and NTR. As ever, if you have suggestions for how we can do SRNT-U and other Networks, and contribute as co-authors of consen- better, our email addresses are always open. We are grateful to the sus papers. If SRNT, and our community as a whole, can support the efforts of all our members to the continuing success of the Society career development and recognition of early career researchers, it will and the journal, and we look forward to the bright future that is assure that the field of nicotine and tobacco research remains healthy promised by the many talented early career researchers we are all and vibrant. fortunate to work with. We would also encourage early career investigators to partici- 1 2 pate in abstract review for the Annual Meeting, which can be an Marina R. Picciotto, PhD , Marcus R. Munafò, PhD excellent way to learn more about the work of SRNT. Our Program President of SRNT, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, Chairs would be happy to receive offers to contribute to the Program New Haven, CT; Committee. We are also eager to find additional ways to involve Editor in Chief, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, School of early career researchers in our committees, Networks and SRNT-U. Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Participation in the Trainee Network, in particular, is a great way to begin to get involved in SRNT, and this Network has been particu- Corresponding Author: Marina R. Picciotto, President of SRNT, larly helpful in guiding efforts to tailor the Annual Meeting to the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 34 Park Street, New needs of trainees. We welcome feedback on what types of activities Haven, CT 06508, USA. Telephone: 203-737-2041; Fax: 203- would be most useful for career development and networking. 737-2043; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved. 1037 For permissions, please e-mail: email@example.com. Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article-abstract/20/9/1037/5026698 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 22 August 2018
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