9 February 2013
Tags: career, h-index, Impact factor, publications
Posted in High-impact journals, politics, Tips
The scientific community keeps on finding new ways to facilitate to judge scientists. The old-fashioned way of reading her papers, listening to her talks, interviewing her for more than an hour, reading recommendation letters, and consulting colleagues personally takes way too much time.
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Frerik van Beijnum
7 October 2012
Tags: career, co-authors, collaboration, h-index, Impact factor, papers
Posted in Ethics, Getting published, PhD life
A problem I often encounter is deciding who to invite as co-authors. On one hand, you want to show appreciation to the people that helped you in the process of obtaining your results. On the other hand, generously adding authors will dilute the contribution of the people that made the largest contribution. In this post I would like to sketch a few hypothetical situations in which someone could be a co-author. The main goal here is to provoke some discussion on this subject, and learn about some good practices.
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30 March 2012
Tags: high impact, Impact factor, Nature, Science Magazine, social networking
Posted in Conferences, Ethics, Getting published, politics
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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19 February 2012
Tags: Impact factor, web of science, web2.0
Posted in Tips, useful software, Web 2.0
Unique author identification is a longstanding issue in scientific publishing. Currently there are a number of systems under development that promise a variety of functionalities. I am not going to give here an extensive overview of this wide range of systems, an up to date article can be found here. While a universally recognized standard such as the ISO standard International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) system will undoubtedly be useful as a way to categorize any type of authors, artists and scientists, the practical use of an author identifier will be strongly related to the availability of linked information such as lists of publications.
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