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Otto Muskens Otto Muskens 30 September 2012

“Predator” conferences and open-access publishers

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Posted in Conferences, Getting published, Miscellaneous

conference 300x212 Predator conferences and open access publishersThis week I received the following email stating “The purpose of this letter is to formally invite you, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to be the speaker at the upcoming “2nd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo” (Nanotek-2012).” This sounds very much like a desirable invited talk in my area of expertise, nanotechnology. The website of the organizer, OMICS looks good and the organization seems associated with a list of proper scientists as keynote speakers and members.

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Unregistered Ruud Wijdeven 14 September 2012

Biomeeter: find your way in the world of conferences

Posted in Conferences, Research and education

Presenting your data at conferences is key for doing good science. However, finding the right conference can be as challenging as the actual experiments. Especially when you work interdisciplinary there is a lack of overview of what is organized and where. We scientists mostly rely on the occasional mail from our supervisor for our meeting ideas. Or on the few meeting posters that litter the hallway, who looks at them anyway.

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Frerik van Beijnum Frerik van Beijnum 26 July 2012

Effectiveness of large scale conferences

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Posted in Conferences, Speaking in public

Last May I visited the first large scale international conference (CLEO) during my PhD. I was shocked about the enormous contrast with smaller scale (more specialized) conferences. In this post, I will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages that struck me during this conference.

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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 30 March 2012

Should editors of Science and Nature socialize with scientists?

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Posted in Conferences, Ethics, Getting published, politics

social network of scientist 300x229 Should editors of Science and Nature socialize with scientists?Summary
In this post the ever increasing socializing with journal editors at conferences is critically discussed. Suggestions are put forward to make the social role of junior scientists more prominent at conferences  and preventing the successful scientists from taking it all.

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My relatives think that scientists work in a lab, discover something, write a paper about it and get famous.

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