Where Should I Publish?

Selecting a scientific journal to submit your article to is an important part of the publishing process.  You definitely want to communicate your findings to researchers in your area of study.  Reaching a wider audience could help you secure funding, boost your CV, and identify research partners.  There are thousands of journals published in almost every field imaginable.  New journals are launched each week.  You don’t want to risk months of delay by sending your article to a publication that is out of scope, has an overly onerous acceptance process or has a bad reputation.  At this point in your career you may be part of a research team, and the publication venue might be the decision of the principal investigator.  However, one day you will be the principal investigator and it is helpful to know all the criteria involved in selecting the right journal.

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Getting the Most out of Mendeley

Mendeley is an online citation manager and social networking site focused on the scientific community. Students and researchers use Mendeley to create bibliographies using collected references for a wide variety of source types including: articles, websites, reviews, conference talks, posters, charts, grey literature and more.

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Putting the Citizens in Citizen Science

Citizen science projects are a great way for non-scientists to learn about their environment.  Do you have a relative who thinks climate change is a hoax? It’s ok. Many of us do.  One of the best ways to change someone’s mind about a fundamental belief about the environment is to get them involved in the science

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