0000-0003-1823-8642 Yes, you read that title correctly. Oasis Publishing Group Ltd. recently sent me an email that offered to write my autobiography. The fact that these people don’t know what an autobiography means was the
0000-0003-1823-8642 Pre-publication peer review seems to be as old as science communication itself. The idea is simple: qualified experts will examine your work to see if it passes muster for publication. Reviewers can spot potential
0000-0003-1823-8642 When I started my research group, I realized that I had to have lab meetings and that there were many approaches to these gatherings. One of the first things to arrange is the schedule.
0000-0003-1823-8642 Warning: this article contains spoilers for the movie. What if movie scripts were subjected to the same peer-review process as a scientific manuscript? Peer-review for a scientific paper involves a journal editor sending
0000-0003-1823-8642 By Michael Hsieh “Dear Author”. That email salutation, and minor variations, still gives me a jolt of adrenaline and trepidation. I’ve been publishing scientific papers for almost three decades, but I frantically read
0000-0003-1823-8642 In celebration of the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I thought it would be interesting to portray how the movie would be critiqued if subjected to the scientific peer-review process. The
0000-0003-1823-8642 Contributed by Michael Hsieh I’ve had the privilege of writing a few manuscripts in my research career to date, and helping trainees write them. It’s hard work, but planning and organization helps. Here’s some thoughts on
0000-0003-1823-8642 I often wonder if other scientists wake up every morning to delete a deluge of spam messages from no-name journals and questionable conferences. Sometimes one of these emails will escape my extermination efforts and