I have been gifted with a rare opportunity. The next step in my life is what I’m calling my ‘Journey to nowhere’. (#JourneyToNowhere on Twitter and Instagram) My PhD left has me quite mentally and physically drained. I wanted to do the best damn job possible, and sadly that comes at a cost sometimes. I […]
Doing a PhD is one of the greatest trials you will ever experience in your life. It is physically and mentally grueling, you will be challenged and pushed to the limit every single day, and the pressure levels are so high they will bust you right into the sixth dimension if you’re not prepared or strong […]
For the 3-4 regular readers of this blog, you’re probably aware that a while back we published a paper with F1000Research reviewing the evidence behind the societal, economic, and academic impacts of Open Access. Today, we submitted what I like to think of as the ‘final’ version of that paper. We have taken on an […]
If I ask you to think of a large, extinct carnivorous reptile, what do you think of? I’m gonna guess that pretty much all of you went straight for a T. rex, or if you’re a bit weird (or vegetarian), maybe a Stegosaurus. But if you think back in time of when the dinosaurs were […]
One of the great questions in life. Clearly, this had been plaguing Alana Sharp, a postdoctoral researcher from Australia, so much that she had to go out and research it for herself! In part of a memoir series published by the Victoria Museum, Alana carefully analysed the skulls of fossil and living wombats to see […]
Metrics, metrics, everywhere. Not a day goes by in academia without some new metric being designed to measure research assessment, or a complaint about how crap another metric is. There are soooo many studies out there that look at things like how open access influences citation rates or altmetrics, or what the relationship between altmetrics and […]
So today I’m happy to announce my latest publication is out! It’s in Nature Communications, which apparently means it’s ‘good’ (whatever that means), and so is likely to appear on Retraction Watch within the week. The paper is entitled “Sea level regulated tetrapod diversity through the Jurassic/Cretaceous transition”, and represents the core of my PhD research. […]
Thanks Fer for this wonderful coverage of our latest paper!