Your dissertation is an important a rite of passage in your career. The fact that you have successfully defended your Ph.D. thesis is a sign that you are no longer a student but an independent scientist with a Ph.D. degree, capable of conceiving and executing a research project. I’m sure you cannot wait to see that day, and I congratulate you in advance for it.
But the road to this milestone can prove a bumpy one, fraught with hurdles, both anticipated and unexpected, or to ...
Peer review is a daunting prospect. After all, you, or rather your ideas and words, are to be tried before a judge (usually the editor-in-chief) and an invisible jury—those anonymous peer reviewers—in what surely seems like a one-sided trial.
None of the rights of representation or speaking up in court that are accorded to a defendant in a court of law are available during the peer review process of journals. In the courtroom of academic publishing, your written words ...
"If you want people to read your papers, make them open access, and let the community know (via blogs, Twitter, etc.) where to get them.”
Melissa Terras, University College London
Social media has remodeled the collective sharing of ideas via online communities, networks, and blogs.
So, is it necessary for scientists to be an active part of the online world?
Well, check out our previous article:
5 Reasons Why Researchers Must Promote Themselves on Social Media
Social media does ...
Information is continuously being added to the current sea of scientific knowledge. In the biomedical field alone, more than 1 million papers have been added to the PubMed database every year, which is approximately two papers per minute, as reported by Esther Landhuis.
Thus, there is a need for a viable system for registering and updating data continuously so that it can be accessed by researchers at any time.
Towards this goal, many organizations are exclusively performing the job of ...
The most effective writers know that no matter how skilled or experienced they are, it’s always a good idea to have someone else read their work. When we write a piece, we know what we want to say, and it can be difficult to see our own errors, inconsistencies, and unclear spots.
Yet becoming a better editor of your own work can only help you become a better writer, and an editor may not always be available to help. While getting a professional to review your work, whether for a ...
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