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Retraction with honor
On July 2, 2022, we retracted a paper we published last year in Evolution https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.14551. The reason I wanted to write this post is to explain what happened and how we dealt with it and thereby to help normalize honest … Continue reading
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How to read a scientific paper
Do you remember when you read your first scientific paper? For me it was hard. Some parts I did not understand. Other parts were interesting. The structure seemed odd, with a narrative that did not flow. I read it from … Continue reading
Why this editor won’t be sending your paper out for further review at PNAS
As of 15 March 2015, I’m taking a 3 year stint on the editorial board of PNAS. Right now there are ten of us in the evolution section, so I’m likely to handle a lot of papers. What we do … Continue reading
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No, you can’t acknowledge me in your paper without asking!
Most scientific papers have a brief acknowledgements section where people who helped in some small way with the study are mentioned. It used to be the place where the technicians, often female, who might have done all the work were … Continue reading
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Two figures every paper should include
When you read a scientific study, you want to understand what the authors did to get to their conclusions and you want to understand it quickly. After all, the interesting stuff is about the hypotheses and the authors’ discoveries. Yet … Continue reading
Consider a temporary stint as ecology and evolution editor at Nature
Patrick Goymer is taking a half year paternity leave at Nature and so they are looking for a replacement. Here is the announcement. I bet there are few positions that are as likely to help you learn about your field … Continue reading