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I am angry

I know that I should not be angry and upset! Life is just good.

One of my PhD students will soon see his Nature Communications paper online. 343 more words

Thoughts And Tales

Hammock and palm tree?

My four-year old grandson thought being in the tropics would mean lying in a hammock under a palm tree. Singapore is in the tropics, and there are palm trees, but so far I have not seen a single hammock. 243 more words

Thoughts And Tales

Understanding Retraction in Science

Scientific papers and journals are portrayed as (what the kids like to call) ‘legit’, a goldmine of information that narrates the true nature of the universe, unlocking its billion year old secrets. 1,201 more words


How does a scientist's h-index change over time?

Since its introduction a decade ago the h-index has rapidly become the most frequently used measure of research productivity and citation impact amongst scientists.  It’s far from perfect and has been criticised from a number of perspectives, particularly when used as a blunt tool for assessing a scientist’s “quality”.   1,464 more words