GD
Geodynamics

Publishing

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 – Swimming with the Sharks

The Sassy Scientist – Swimming with the Sharks

While savouring a refreshing beverage and browsing through news of [yet another] dystopian summer, Ethan keeps receiving notifications from his e-mail. It turns out that he is insistently being asked to review (again and again) a paper. Naturally, he turns to me to ask: How can I refuse doing paper reviews? Dear Ethan, A question as old as time academia! The increase in publication volumes in the ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – Well, Actually…

The Sassy Scientist – Well, Actually…

How to write a reply to reviewers for the first time? Dear Marcelo, Oh my, oh my! First off, congrats for finally getting that ‘final_manuscript_v10.doxc’ out of your computer and into the submission portal. And congrats for not being desk rejected. You have already made it where many others have failed. The first reply to reviewers can be daunting and overwhelming. You are supposed to ...[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]