Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Impact Factor Revolution: A Manifesto

Bora has a post up about impact factors that links to a discussion in Epidemiology. It’s the usual stuff: how awful they are because they have all sorts of problems. We all know this, but of course it doesn’t stop … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments

Head in the TagClouds

Tag clouds are a neat way of summarising the common topics on blogs (the cloud on HolfordWatch is amusing, and this one for the Democratic race is neat). This week they’ve hit the science blogging world. The author of Clastic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

How Evil Are Journal Editors?

I never got any further with this. I’ll post it anyway, and please leave a comment if you notice this post!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Excuse Me Whilst I Vent

I’m reading a book about pedagogy in higher education, and I’m presently trying to go through a chapter on course planning. It’s important and should be interesting, but I’m annoyed with having to handle sentences like this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Health News

From The Onion: Woman Overjoyed By Giant Uterine Parasite Need I add anything?

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Gender Differences: Got More Data

I ended up at Nature Networks thanks to a post on my previous blog about a paper in TREE which claimed that the proportion of female authors was increased by double-blond peer review1. In a nutshell, I argued that there … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Full Marx?

I really should write something serious today, but it’ll have to come later. Instead, I want to indulge you in some politics. I was woken by the World Service1 this morning, with this gem, a politician talking about “companies in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments