I have now peer reviewed manuscript for 48 different journals.

If you have a paper in press, check the journal regularly because sometimes it gets published without anyone telling you.

Looking forward to sharing this piece on author disputes. Meanwhile, a not-as-good-as-final-version preview is here: peerj.com/preprints/26987/

Oh boy! Page proofs are in! I ❤️ love this part of the publication process. 😍

Final FINAL acceptance on revised manuscript today. Whew.

Why do we spend so much effort keeping students away from original scientific works but teach them original literary works? neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/10

People complaining that reference formatting "slows down science" are lucky. "No resources" slows science more than journal requirements ever will.

Missing the point of #MeToo Show more

The "grievance studies" hoax coverage in New York Times doesn't provide context about the mini-cottage industry of academic publishing hoaxes, which I compile here: figshare.com/articles/Stinging

That makes two new editions of this "bad on purpose" collection in a week. I'd kind of like a moratorium on hoaxes for a while.

Donna Strickland, co-winner of this year's Nobel prize for physics, is apparently an associate professor, NOT a full professor at this time. How interesting.

Current annoyance: Media organizations not calling academics with doctorates "Dr." npr.org/sections/ombudsman/201 Style guides need to change.

Junk. Trash. Rubbish. I curate an anthology of papers so bad, nobody should have published them: figshare.com/articles/Stinging Let me know if I'm missing any!

Every month, I round up stuff I've seen for the last four weeks about conference poster design: betterposters.blogspot.com/201 Design inspiration courtesy of the Better Poster blog!

Has anyone EVER seen a conference not let a speaker present at a conference because of some minor infraction the previous year? E.g., not putting an abstract on a poster, talk to long, poster too big...? Asking for a random person who emailed me through one of my blogs.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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