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The Sassy Scientist – Comment – Reply – Comment – Reply – …

The Sassy Scientist – Comment – Reply – Comment – Reply – …

Diane is on top of her research. Not only that, her education is unparalleled and with this background she is therefore in a perfect position to adjudicate the works of others: A scientist I know published a paper drawing the wrong conclusions from their own research. How should I let them know? Dear Diane, As per the title of this very post, you simply write a comment. Submit this to the journal ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – A Bauta, Not A Mirror

The Sassy Scientist – A Bauta, Not A Mirror

Teresa has attended a conference or two. She published a paper or three, co-convened an EGU session or four and was ‘part of a research team’ or five (meaning: did most of the work and ended up as co-author number ‘who-cares’ in the list). Disillusioned she sighs: How do I get senior scientists to take me seriously as an academic? Dear Teresa, I know, right? One could almos ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – Printing: Pre- or Post-?

The Sassy Scientist – Printing: Pre- or Post-?

Giusy is throwing some deep dives into the trenches of scientific literature. Deep they are indeed. Almost running out of oxygen whilst frantically flapping through the murky waters near the surface, she comes across a not-yet-published paper (or better: a non-peer-reviewed paper) that’s floating around the internet. Apparently well-written and soundly researched, she goes looking for more a ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – Empty Promises

The Sassy Scientist – Empty Promises

Hugo is trying to refute some hypothesis postulated by a rival research group, yet he is unable to actually unearth the factual evidence behind this claim. Frustrated by the lack of transparency, he groans: How is it possible that I come across unhelpful references in peer-reviewed papers? Dear Hugo, The publishers don’t care. Not really. As long as alumni jot down some names and an annum in brack ...[Read More]