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Life after grad school?

Before you start to read this blog post, please take the time to note that it ends with a question mark. That’s not to imply that “life” ends after grad school. It’s meant to imply that there are lots of things that a PhD can do. After spending at least 25 years preparing for something...


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Hello again (back after some time away from blogging)

My name is Clement Weinberger, and I am a freelance medical writer. I retired as Director of Medical Communications in the Medical Affairs Department of a biopharma company about 6 years ago, and started a freelance business.  Of course, my professional life didn't start there. In this, and in ...


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Fifty ways to leave your lover

This doesn’t sound much like the title of a career path blog, does it? You most likely know it as the title of a song by Paul Simon, but while it may resonate with a lot of people, what specific relevance could it have to science PhDs and postdocs? Well, it does make sense if your first ...


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The future may be more in the benefits (Discussion) than the features (Methods/Results)

PhD students, and a majority of PhDs in science, spend many hours at the bench doing research designed to obtain results that will either confirm or reject a hypothesis. They write, defend and revise a thesis. Along the way, and as soon and as often as possible afterward, they publish the resul...


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Making a journal short list

At some point, you will have to choose journals to submit your articles to. Finding the right journal is important because if your article isn’t published in a timely fashion, say within a year of a congress presentation, no one will know about it, and a delay will make someone ask, “why di...


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The Editor Surfaces

So, what’s been happening with the manuscript that you uploaded a month or two ago? You've been logging in to the journal every few days for a while now to follow the status of your article and checking your e-mail carefully. At last, the editor has sent you a decision. What could it be? Acce...


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Got journals? How to pick ‘em

OK, so you’ve finished your publication manuscript, and all the coauthors agree that it’s ready for submission. Got a journal? Build a short list of target journals.  


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Send it on its way-an “uploading” experience

A blank computer screen might be one of the scariest things on your bench or desk(top). 


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So what's it all about?

Well, this time, it’s about “information flow” and more about publications. Actually, good, readable, interesting, quickly published, frequently cited articles begin long before the writing. They start with “a good idea at the time,” which then becomes “your problem,” i.e., an ide...


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So what will you do today?

How many times has someone asked you “what do you do all day?” or “what’s your day like?” or “tell me about your day?”. Most PhD students, postdocs, and academic faculty spend hours at the bench doing research, recording, and analyzing results that will either confirm or reject a ...