Peer-review is essential to keep science on track. But it can be too demanding on scientists, who are asked to do it for free and anonymously. How many papers are fair to review or to decline?
LaTeX had many advantages in the past, but not anymore. Why do physicists still stick to it?
The choice of a scientific name is a delicate task: redundancy, complexity, prejudice, and other variables may impact the scientist career for better or worse.
Between becoming an obtuse specialist and a superficial generalist, how broad should be the research focus when planning a scientific career?
You’ve worked for years, but can’t finish a final monograph that will earn you a degree. What’s going on? I’ve a few tips to help.
A letter of recommendation is one of the most useless, costly, and biased instruments for selecting academic staff. Why do we still insist on asking for it
In my eternal quest to avoid that readers of my scientific papers fall asleep, I compiled a list of over 30 expressions that I promised myself I will never use.