Vilified, journal impact factor may still be useful for scientists. But use it with caution.
Open call: university department is looking for a synthesizer, to peruse literature and write technical reviews.
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?
I was recently in China for a couple of weeks visiting different scientific institutions. I definitely learned a lot about a part of the world blending the oldest traditions and the greatest potential to impact humanity’s future.
Are scientific papers still reliable? Or have we compromised quality for production?
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.