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Why Scientific Fraud Is Suddenly Everywhere

"We’re so fixated on metrics because they determine funding for a university based on where it is in the rankings. So it comes from there and then it filters down. "

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/why-scientific-fraud-is-suddenly-everywhere.html

#academia #academicchatter


‘We need to slow down scientific publishing’

'We focus on metrics to evaluate a scientist’s career: how many articles they have published, how many times they were cited, what was the impact factor of all these articles. '

https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2024-04-26/elisabeth-bik-expert-in-scientific-integrity-we-need-to-slow-down-scientific-publishing.html

#publishing #science #stem #academicchatter


Challenges in Academia

A pointed article about what is going wrong, in part, with academia.

“The growth of managerial and administrative grades responsible more and more for controlling academics rather than supporting them is one of the most important trends in the modern university. That structure emits a constant white noise and static of demands that don’t seem connected to lecturers’ training or aims”

#AcademicChatter #HigherEd #Education #Academia
https://voicesofacademia.com/2024/04/05/its-not-your-fault-that-academic-life-is-getting-harder-by-glen-ohara/


📢 The University of Virginia is launching a fully-funded PhD in Media Studies. Applications for Fall 2024 are now open!

🔭 This interdisciplinary research degree investigates texts, audiences, industries, and tech in relation to economic, political, and social systems of power.

💸 Funding covers tuition, fees, health insurance, and an annual stipend of $30K for up to 5 years.

📅 Deadline:
December 15

📝 Details:
https://mediastudies.as.virginia.edu/about-phd-media-studies

#mediastudies #commodon #communication #academicchatter


In case folks aren't aware, the Internet Archive now has a scholar version with a huge collection of academic work available.

https://scholar.archive.org/

#academicchatter #academicmastodon #academic #education #open


Struggling to decide who to include in the author list of your manuscript? CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) can help!

https://credit.niso.org/

#AcademicChatter #AcademicMastodon


Wow. Ok. Normally I feel like it's a bit overplayed to individually comment on #MDPI in the whole #AcademicChatter conversation, but this is really a must-see:

A Special Issue where the guest editors are lead or senior author on 27 of the 28 papers it published. Were they also their own reviewers!? Like... that sounds like I'm taking the piss, but... no seriously were they?
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes/special_issues/Biologics_Botanicals

I guess this is a preview to an upcoming post. Look forward to it...


This. Is. Hilarious.

The PhD-Simulator

https://research.wmz.ninja/projects/phd/index.html

#PhDs #phdlife #IchBinHanna #IchBinReyhan #WissZeitVG #AcademicChatter


So many good points in this piece by
@PhilippBayer

My highlight in this screenshot (#science delivery & success is a TEAM effort!), but if you're vaguely involved in #academia +/- #bioinformatics, do have a read and think how it all may apply to you. #academicchatter @academicchatter
https://genomic.social/@PhilippBayer/110644840476993836


A new blog-post: the two cultures of bioinformatics, and how academia selects against one https://philippbayer.github.io/blerg/posts/2023_07_02_the_two_cultures/


Happy to say I defended my dissertation "Methods and complexity in phage-bacteria ecology and evolution"!

Much thanks to all those who supported me throughout my PhD.

I'm glad to be sticking around the Turner Lab for another year as a post-doc to continue my work on multispecies phage-bacteria communities

#PhDone #AcademicChatter #AcademicMastodon #Academia #PhD #Ecology #Evolution #Phage #Phages


New #BehindThePaper blog post!
@annasimsbiol discusses her new paper on superinfection exclusion in influenza virus https://plos.io/3HXscie and working in a #virology lab during a pandemic
#PLOSBiology #academiclife #AcademicChatter
https://biologue.plos.org/2023/03/22/human-collaboration-to-study-virus-interactions/


Over on the bird site they're talking about how MDPI journals have been added to the list of "predatory" journals.

What do you think?

https://predatoryreports.org/news/f/list-of-all-mdpi-predatory-publications

#academia #AcademicChatter #academic #science #publishing #PeerReview

  • About time! All MDPI journals are "predatory" (57%, 26 votes)
  • Mmm, only some MDPI journals are "predatory" (20%, 9 votes)
  • MDPI journals are iffy, but not fully "predatory" (20%, 9 votes)
  • MDPI journals are fine! (2%, 1 vote)
45 voters. Poll end: 1 year ago


Hi! #introduction ! I'm a #phd student in #chemistry ! I study #nanoparticle #liquidcrystal self-assembly, which has implications in our understandings of #biology nanostructures, #materials chemistry, and #nanotechnology

I’ve been #scicomm ing my #research on #twitch - I'm developing #3dprinting inks from seaweed and other #biomaterials !

I interview scientists weekly, so if you're interested, let me know! I’d love to have you

#phdchat #academic #academia #academicchatter #introduction

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