In the second edition of a booklet published by Elsevier, Alan Johnson, managing director of the Australia-based Research Management Services International, shares tips for young investigators on "charting a course for a successful research career." In this guide, Johnson covers everything from selecting a research discipline to choosing where to publish, collaborating with industry and academia to selling accomplishments when applying for a job or promotion.

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