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publish or perish [or move to .005]

A series of articles in the Sciences et Médecine part of Le Monde reproduced coverages found elsewhere on the debates running within the scientific community on improving the quality of scientific papers. 231 more words


stop the rot!

Several entries in Nature this week about predatory journals. Both from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. One emanates from the publication officer at the Institute, whose role is “dedicated to educating researchers and guiding them in their journal submission”. 384 more words


Replication in science

Science is a framework for understanding the world. We observe a phenomenon, ask questions about it, and build models to describe and predict it[1] 1,751 more words

Philosophy Of Science

A Response To

What is a slapfight?  According to the esteemed UrbanDictionary.com, a slapfight is: “An argument, usually on internet forums or message boards, about a petty issue that gets blown completely out of proportion.  432 more words

A Response To

Why it's not cool to be a scientist.

I have alluded in a few of my other posts to my frustration with science as a discipline. Usually when I explain my job to people, the reaction is: “wow, that must be so cool!” And 90% of the time, I would agree, but…like I suspect is the case with a lot of jobs, being a scientist is one of those things that looks hella cool from the outside but has a hidden darkness under the surface. 1,114 more words


A Lack of Thought

I recently got a smartphone. My first ever smartphone. As a mid-range millennial, that may be a shock to some people. We’re all supposed to be hyper-connected social media addicts. 1,036 more words