Researcher Profiles page – Are British based academics given preference?

I wanted to write this brief clarification in relation the Researcher Profiles page, as I have had a few queries in relation to the layout and content of the page. In relation to the layout, a consistent question I have faced is: ‘Why is a differentiation made between UK based academics and International Academics?’ The simple answer is that the majority of the academics on the site are currently from the UK (more than all the other countries combined) and that is why UK was specified independently. Should there come a time, when there are a significant number of academics from another country, that country would also then be listed separately. It is hoped that by the end of this calendar year, at the very least all the academics would be split up according to their respective continents.   Many may then pose the question, ‘Why split them up in such a manner in the first place?’ Well, the academics have been categorised in such a manner to preempt the new features that will be added to the site, which are principally concerned with providing a platform for aspiring corpus linguists, who are looking to pursue PhDs. Many international students who receive PhD scholarships can be restricted by their home institution in relation to which countries/institutions they are able to apply to. For example, in Saudi Arabia, where I am...

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