How to Not Hate Writing

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Name a single scientist in your acquaintance who pursued an academic science career for a love of writing. Go on, I’ll wait. Didn’t come up with anybody? Me neither. To a fortunate group, writing becomes a joy among the tasks that they must perform as they move their careers forward (note: enjoyment does not necessarily mean it is easy). To …

Time Management and the Social Media Rabbit Hole

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PART 3 of 3 In our series, “The ‘Social’ Scientist”, we’ve been talking about the reasons scientists may wish to establish an online presence, and some of the tools with which to do so. While this information is useful, for some it doesn’t go far enough. Once you’ve committed to cultivating your presence online, how much time should you devote …

Tools for the ‘Social’ Scientist

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First things first: be sure to review your institution’s social media policy. Chances are they have one, and you should be aware of what it is. Ignorance isn’t an excuse, and can have repercussions far beyond today. While options for social media engagement keep expanding, some platforms stand out as the current “must-do”. This is due to either their longevity …

9 Strategic Steps to Targeting the Right Journal for Your Research

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With an ever-increasing selection of peer-reviewed academic journals covering both broad and specialized topics, how do you figure out where to submit a manuscript? This is a great question, and one that most often comes either from investigators earlier in their careers, later investigators who have stumbled into a topic that isn’t their area of expertise, or non-native English speakers …