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The perennial discussion arose on the Twitts yesterday, probably sparked by renewed ranting from dear old @mbeisen. For the uninitiated, a brief review of the components that go into the pre-publication approval of a scientific manuscript. In general, authors select a journal and submit a manuscript that they feel is ready for publication*. At this […]
This final figure from Datahound's post on K99/R00 recipients who have managed to win R01 funding is fascinating to me. This is a plot of individual investigators, matching their number of published papers against a weighted sum of publication. The weighting is for the number of authors on each paper as follows: "One way to […]
One precious tic of academic writing I implore you to avoid is "...in the literature". "Novel contribution to the literature..." "Unknown in the literature..." "Fill a gap in the literature..." You know what I mean. The impression you create is that this is some silly self-referential game with only internal measures of importance. Whether this […]
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I am sure Dr. McKnight realizes that when he asserts that "Biomedical research in the 1960s and 1970s was a spartan game" and "Biomedical research is a huge enterprise now; it attracts riff-raff who never would have survived as scientists in the 1960s and 1970s" he is in fact lauding the very scientists "When I […]
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