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I always knew there was something different about me. I was in 5th grade and I still had problems spelling my name. In exams where I had to write if the answer was “b”…
My journey with dyslexia
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Most people only see the published papers and don’t know about the several rejections and revisions leading up to the final publication. So, here, I will give you an…
In scientific publishing, failure is also an option
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A journal editor discovers an overlap between one of his journal’s published articles and two other articles published in different journals. The editor suspects that…
How a journal editor deals with salami slicing: A case study
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Now that you already know why I became the “Lousy Librarian” in the Twitter-sphere, I’d like to talk about the real world too – where I go through the day-to-day…
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A typical day in a librarian's life
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Major funders and librarians in China have stated their intent to support and join Plan S, an initiative by a group of European funders to ensure that by 2020 all…
China to support open access in a big way by adopting Plan S
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The social sciences are often considered irrelevant as a field of study in India. So, when I decided to pursue the social sciences after completing my…
How I pursued psychology with an undying passion
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As a young academic and visiting lecturer, I’m often asked by students, “How did you do it?” So here's a sneak-peek into my secrets; which are in fact, not really…
My students often ask me: "How did you do it all?"
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In 2000, I earned a perfect score in my course paper on research methodology. This made me suspicious, because my paper could never have been a perfect 10. It may have…
Becoming the best writer I can be: My unending quest
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Editage has now released a new report highlighting geographic patterns in author attitudes toward open access publishing titled “Geographic Trends in Attitudes to Open…
How academics across the globe perceive open access: Insights from a large-scale survey
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I started my PhD at my host University. Like anyone starting anything new, I was excited! I thought I would be making a ground-breaking discovery in two years and…