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Should PhD students do peer reviews?

It started out with a tweet. I simply wanted to figure out how many traditional peer reviews students did during their PhD, mostly out of sheer curiosity. Here are the results below: How many formal peer reviews did you do/have you done during your PhD? — Dr. Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) June 22, 2016 So one-third […]

"Academics are resilient to changes in peer review"

This was originally posted here. This interview presents the perspectives of an early-career researcher who conducts research, publishes papers, attends academic conferences as part of his PhD, travels to different parts of the world to help educate researchers about open research and science policy, blogs actively, serves as a peer reviewer, and makes time for […]

Tweeting and rule breaking at conferences | The BMJ

Quoted in this BMJ piece on live tweeting at academic conferences. Enjoy! 🙂 You’re at a conference and you see or hear something that will interest and inform people in the wider world. It’s the easiest thing to get your phone out and tweet a quote or photo, perhaps of a slide, poster, or study […]

The Relative Citation Ratio: It won’t do your laundry, but can it exorcise the journal impact factor? | To infinity, and beyond!

Important post decimating the Journal Impact Factor, while providing valid alternatives. Recently, NIH Scientists  B. Ian Hutchins and colleagues have (pre)published “The Relative Citation Ratio (RCR). A new metric that uses citation rates to measure influence at the article level”. Ju
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OpenCon applications are go!

OpenCon is the bestest most awesomest conference of the year. Applications are now open for it: https://secure.opencon2016.org/apply/ and anyone with an interest in any aspect of the ‘world of open’ should apply. Here are the important parts of my application, for complete transparency: Why are you interested in Open Access, Open Education and/or Open Data and […]

www.palaeontologyonline.com | Article: Fossil Focus > Fossil Focus: Mesozoic crocodyliforms

Article” Fossil Focus: Mesozoic crocodyliforms” by Jonathan P. Tennant published on www.palaeontologyonline.com with in the Fossil Focus category…. by Jonathan P. Tennant*1 Introduction: Crocodilians are truly iconic creatures, and throughout history have inspired stories of dragons and soul-devouring Source: www.palaeontologyonline.com | Article: Fossil Focus > Fossil Focus: Mesozoic crocodyliforms