Tag Archives: academia

Lifecycle of a postdoc

I know from the questions I get asked by friends and family that a lot of people have a bit of difficulty getting their heads around how academia really works.  Particularly bizarre to them is the lifecycle of projects. While … Continue reading

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Look what they’ve done to us

Disclaimer: I’m going to be making a set of  generalisations here. There are, of course many exceptions to these, but I’m dealing in broad strokes. I had a rather interesting day yesterday, waking up to discover a post I made … Continue reading

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Reviewing peer review

MP’s want to look at ‘fixing’ peer review.  Now, don’t get me wrong – peer review has a number of significant flaws in it, and is far from a consistent process.  Different journals in different fields apply different standards and … Continue reading

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