Abstract: If research is the by-product of researchers getting promoted (a quote byDavid Barron, Professor of Computer Science, Prof. Leslie Carr, personal communication), then shouldn’t we, early career researchers (ECRs), focus on promotion and being docile academic citizens rather than aiming for the more noble cause of pursuing research to understand the world that surrounds us, and disseminate […]
If we were to have to invent the scholarly publishing system again from scratch today, what would it look like? Our current system of publishing is basically identical to that of what it was in the 1990s, before the emergence of a vast array of internet-based technologies, loosely termed Web 2.0. A research paper is […]
James Lewis blogs about his latest paper combining geochemistry, blowing stuff up in the lab, and the Mars Rover missions!
“Every time you hit a paywall, that’s a publisher announcing that their role is to prohibit the progress of science as much as possible.”.
This was originally posted at: In terms of iconic dinosaurs, the gargantuan sauropods are certainly up there. Along with the mostly meat eating-theropods, and herbivorous and often armoured ornithischians, they form one of the three major groups, or clades, of dinosaurs, and were the biggest animals to ever walk this Earth. The end of the […]
This originally appeared at: http://blogs.egu.eu/palaeoblog/?p=1162 “I am sick of impact factors and so is science.” Stephen Curry said it best back in 2012. The impact factor is just one of the many banes of academia, from it’s complete misuse to being falsely inflated by publishers. I want to draw attention to a new article that addresses […]
Sharing this purely because it’s amazing. Hat-tip to John Hutchinson for sharing! This originally appeared at: http://blogs.egu.eu/palaeoblog/?p=1149
James Lewis, fellow PhD student at Imperial College, wrote something about exploding geezers..
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 34,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.