In a recent post by Science, graduate students were asked about their experiences writing their thesis. Their post provides useful information for anyone taking on this task.
“Manuscripts may have a rigidly defined structure, but there’s still room to tell a compelling story — one that clearly communicates the science and is a pleasure to read.”
A recent post by Nature offers advice from six experts on publishing a first-class paper.
The “Discussion” section of a manuscript is often seen as the most important, which can make it extremely stressful to write. The attached article provides some strategies for making the “Discussion” an easier section to approach.
Reading scientific papers can be a difficult and frustrating task – even after years of practice. A recent post by Science has highlighted some tips from a dozen scientists. Feel free to share your personal tips and tricks with us!
Modern science is often based on statements of statistical significance and probability. A select group of scientists have proposed that the scientific community needs to move the P value threshold from 0.05 to 0.005. What are your thoughts?
In Part 2 of Dr. Audra Cox’s series “Can You Trust What You Read?”, she highlights common problems with the presentation of images and figures including image manipulation, proper image acquisition, and ways to ensure image accuracy.
“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful”
In Part 1 of her series entitled “Can You Trust What You Read?”, Dr. Audra Cox discusses the important topic of plagiarism.
You’ve put in the hard work, and now it’s time to write your paper. Now what?! A good plan of attack will make the process much easier and less stressful. Here are 11 steps to help you stay organized…
A recent investigation finds that an alarming number of “academic” journals offered a completely fake scientist a position on their editorial boards. Read the article, published in Nature, in which the authors describe their sting and give further information on avoiding predatory journals.
Finding time to write can be difficult. As a young scientist, one can be constantly bombarded with experiments, classes, meetings… The list goes on and on. It can seem as if writing gets pushed further and further back in the “To Do List”. Developing a strategy early in one’s career to stay on top of writing projects can be extremely important. One thought is to try “the 1-hour workday”: