A recent paper published in Higher Education explores how early career economics researchers negotiate between co-existing and oft-competing discourses and demands of research. As part of a larger study on research quality notions, researchers Kody Steffy and Liv Langfeldt interviewed 15 pre-tenure economists in high-ranking departments about their research development and their reflections on research and career concerns. They found that these junior-academics economists largely discussed their research in terms of discovery and interest, though they also took steps to adapt and limit their research to meet publication requirements. Steffy and Langfeldt note the importance of this information in the broader discussion of competition and uncertainty in the early academic career and encourage further research to explore this topic in greater depth. Higher Education (Research) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.