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What I want to say about academic science, publishing, and well, anything else really.
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    Mike the Mad has a post up this morning in response to a post by Proflikesubstance regarding overhead... aka ‘indirect costs’. In this time of shrinking budgets I think that this is an important conversation to be having… but something … Continue reading

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  • 04/22/13--13:52: #Reviewdouchery
  • What is #reviewdouchery?  The short answer is that reviewdouchery are the comments and habits of reviewers that we love to hate. A few random examples (not in order of douchiness): 1. “It would be ‘nice’ if the authors would do … Continue reading

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    To take a page from Jonathan Eisen’s book….I started looking at some of the top meetings in my own field to gauge the representation of women on the invited speaker list…. Let’s start with some of the premier meetings in … Continue reading

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  • 08/26/13--11:26: Victory Dance
  • Sometimes you have to do one. Right now, as the academic science world is undergoing its own little armageddon…..grant getting is just shit as the funding line is in free fall, people are dropping from the field like flies, and … Continue reading

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  • 09/02/13--12:05: Working hours
  • My kids are in school, DrMrA is out knocking everybody’s socks off at a conference, and I’ll be working in my office working on a response to a grant review. Which brings me to something I’m mulling over today- how much, … Continue reading

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  • 09/02/13--14:50: Impact Factor Warz… again.
  • I’ve not been blogging or reading too much blog recently. Late last week, in what started as an attempt at cleaning up my blogroll, I rambled on over to Isis place, electronically of course. Seems that esteemed physiologist Isis and open … Continue reading

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    My better half returned from his travels yesterday with some interesting nuggets of information he learned on his trip. Among those was this: eLife Wow. Consider me informed. As the new guy in the OA slate of journals… eLife wants … Continue reading

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  • 09/10/13--07:24: Overwhelmed
  • Don’t you ever just sit at your desk mentally counting the virtual mountain of tasks that have  to be completed and feel totally overwhelmed? I’m totally there. Yes, this post is going to be a confession of sorts, but I’m … Continue reading

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    Starting this post by saying: 1. I stand with DNLee. Everyone who has been watching the science blogosphere in the last week knows what that means. Everything that happened to Dr. Lee from Ofek to how the removal of her … Continue reading

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  • 10/23/13--11:06: Continuing fallout
  • Still trying to process ongoing sexual harassment allegations of the last few weeks. At the time I wrote my last post, I don’t believe that this post from Kathleen Raven had been posted. Kathleen describes two stories of harassment and abuse- … Continue reading

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