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They published our paper today!

BMJ: Trials that say “maybe”: the disconnect between exploratory and confirmatory testing after drug approval

So we get a decent number of spam accounts on that are all for essay writing services

Weird, that's all

#neuropath Wed Show more

I'm tempted to switch to Arch just because I want to try something new

Oh no

I’ll burn every academic bridge I have left just for the chance to slam dunk on some fuck with tenure.

3/3: negative terms, oppression Show more

Oh hey, it's my one year anniversary of getting on Mastodon. I don't want to get too sappy, but joining this website has genuinely made a significant, positive difference in my life. Meeting wonderful people, being exposed to people from all around the world and from all walks of life. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It's been super fun, love you all.

Who thinks it'd be a good/bad idea to broaden how academics' status/success is measured, i.e. currently narrowly focused on peer-reviewed papers published in high impact journals?

- Authoring of books/chapters;
- Curriculum/course/resource development;
- What else?

P.S. A friend, who has tenure and a PGCE (teaching qualification), was recently shouted at by a colleague for wanting to do less research and more teaching.

Logging on to Mastodon via scholar dot social where it's a bit of a gamble what "latex" in the CW could be referring to

You know the Overton window has shifted horrifically far to the right when the pro-corruption crowd speaks openly

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Take: the dominance that professionally recorded music has gained in the last 100 years has lead to a major winnowing of folk music (i.e. music intended to be performed by anyone, as part of daily life), and that's a significant cultural and social loss.

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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 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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