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Since it cannot be said enough, let's say it again: the Impact Factor is easily gamed, is impossible to reproduce, varies wildly between disciplines, is a self-fulfilling prophecy, and is not representative.

Don't use it to assess researchers.


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Hello! I'm Tom, an assistant professor in CS. I recently rejoined academia after several years in a research lab. Currently interested in various aspects of security, specifically thinking about problems related to information integrity in all types of systems.

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I'm coming up to two years of using Linux for all my academic work. I think that it was a good decision. 🐧

My paper submitted to EAPS 2018 conference was accepted for a poster presentation. They said in their email, that there will be 120 presentation sessions and 4 poster sessions. Technically, this means my paper belongs to the bottom 3% of all accepted papers. This, of course, may happen. However, the decision was given over an abstract. Only an abstract?! How do you decide whether a paper needs to be presented verbally or as a poster, based on a paragraph?

What does it mean to boost a toot? You make it more visible?

What is the best mastodon client on Android? I am using Tusky right now, but I would like to know whether I am missing something.

Hello all! I am an assistant prof. of computer science interested in data analysis and mining, computational geometry, computer game design and prototyping. I am working in Hacettepe University, Turkey. I wanted to give mastodon a try and hope to find a trusted medium for sharing my thoughts and collaborating with people. So, I really hope that this works :)

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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