Career Advancement

A postdoc position is often looked upon as a stepping stone to a tenure track faculty position. But a postdoc also involves a unique set of challenges which…
10 Survival strategies for the postdoc life
Presenting at an academic conference is an opportunity that most young researchers look forward to. However, addressing a large audience can make you feel nervous, at…
8 Tips for presenting a paper at an academic conference
This article delves a little deeper into the fallacies of the impact factor and points that you should consider when using it.
Why you should not use the journal impact factor to evaluate research
Have you often wondered how your research activities and achievements can be distinguished from those of other researchers with similar names? If your name appears as …
Why every researcher must register for a unique contributor id right now!
How can you measure the quality of a research paper? More importantly, how can you determine whether your research is making an impact and is considered important? An…
Using citation analysis to measure research impact
A poster presentation is the perfect opportunity for you to highlight the importance of your research for people attending the conference. Posters are like billboards…
How to create the perfect poster
Having a good academic CV is the first and perhaps most crucial step towards getting started on your career path after your PhD. Most often, the CV is the door that…
How to create an academic CV
In the pursuit of success in academia, early career researchers look out for opportunities to showcase their skills. One way to do this is by peer reviewing. How can…
How to become a peer reviewer: Tips for early career researchers
In recent years, many research groups have been working independently to develop metrics that measure the impact of published research. The journal impact factor is a…
How citation metrics can help you benchmark your research impact
The number of publications to a researcher’s credit seems to matter more than the quality of the work done. How did the publishing industry get to this point? How can…