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What exactly is a scientific sandbox or sandpit?

Our program notes say that a sandbox is an interactive session to stimulate new collaborations, ideas, and discussion. This sounds like a great idea, but I’m having a hard time understanding what exactly it means. Should it be held in … Continue reading

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A sting on bogus publishers! Watch out!

Do you get invitations to publish nearly every day? Are most of the places inappropriate and unheard of? How do you sort it out? If you think this is not a big problem, just look at a news report on … Continue reading

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Why Peerage of Science is not the answer

One of the first things a new scientist learns is how the publishing process works. You do the best research you can, discover something new, analyze the data, and write it up. You are careful to put your work in … Continue reading

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