Also this week: low-risk, low-reward publication strategies among women social scientists, whatever happened to 90s environmentalism, Andrew Gelman vs. Judea Pearl, Twitter vs. harassment (but not in the way you think), scholarly disciplines as conversations, and more. Lots of good stuff this week! (for some value of “good” and the usual values of “lots”, “stuff”, and “this week”)
Also this week: data on ecological “publishing lives”, becoming a musical science writer, improving graduate seminars, Trump vs. NSF (but not that way), and more.
For the US folks, NSF’s Bio Directorate had an important announcement yesterday, removing the limit on the number of proposals someone can submit as PI or co-PI in 2019. Here’s part of the announcement:
Having listened to community concern and tracked the current low rate of submission, and following extensive internal consultation, BIO is lifting all PI or co-PI restrictions on proposal submission for FY 2019, effective immediately.
BIO recognizes that it is important to track the effects of the no-deadline policy on proposal submission patterns, to ensure that a high-quality review process is sustained. Therefore, we are seeking approval from the Biological Sciences Advisory Committee to establish a subcommittee to assist in developing the evidence base for any future policy changes that may be needed.
I think this is great news! And I completely agree with Mike Kaspari:
Also this week: niche poetry, scientist confessions, new NSF grad student supplemental funding, and more.
Also this week: RIP keeping up with the literature, many analysts vs. one dataset, going to grad school as a veteran, priming studies continue to not replicate, field guide to social scientists, and more.
Also this week: pulling back the curtain on rejection without review, tenure for non-academics, running for Congress as a scientist, zombie ideas in psychology, PI liability for scientific misconduct by their lab members, scientist dad jokes, and more.
Also this week: is Gödel, Escher, Bach overrated, nonlinear dynamics of love, and more.
All this week’s links are related to #LGBTSTEMDay (including links explaining why such a day is needed):
Also this week: [color of your study species] is the new black, zombie idea about plant dispersal, code sharing vs. #?!*$%, LeBron James vs. reviewer three, preprint servers are not a democracy, and more