5 Reasons you should probably just say no to a peer review request

You probably agree that the peer review system is broken. Several ideas have been proposed to fix the system. Some journals tried double blind peer reviewing and others experimented with open peer review. However, I think these proposals are like putting a Bandaid over a cancerous wound because they don’t really address the root cause … More 5 Reasons you should probably just say no to a peer review request

Citation Censure: When your peers don’t cite your research

There’s nothing more painful than watching your child getting rejected. A few years ago, I took my son to an on-campus early childhood education center. While I was signing him in, he walked up to a classmate and asked her if he could be her friend, “I’m sorry, Tino. I already have a friend.” My … More Citation Censure: When your peers don’t cite your research

Early career research path: Walking in the jungle without a compass

I recently discovered that mapping a career path as a researcher is like walking through the jungle. Some forests have beautiful roads adorned with scenic views, and even have a convenience store. But others, well, they are jungles – no roads just a plain old fashioned jungle. A few weeks before my wedding, my brother … More Early career research path: Walking in the jungle without a compass