How to Cite and List References in a Scientific Paper

You have to list all the references to the literature cited in your paper at the end of it, under the “references” section. The list of references can either be classified in alphabetical order of the fist author’s last name, or in order of appearance, depending on the journal’s guidelines. Read More

How to Use the Fixed Schedule Strategy to Gain Scientific Productivity

This past autumn, I completed my PhD in Neurovascular Genetics. Simultaneous with writing my thesis, I finished the manuscript for my first book, which was handed one month after my PhD defense and is now published by Lulu. During this past year, I also managed to create and maintain this blog, Science for All, which enjoys already over 5,000 unique visitors a month, publish a dozen peer-reviewed academic papers, start a MBA course at the University La Rochelle (and pass all first semester exams), do an accelerated bioentrepreneur course, write a business plan, and work freelance for my recently created company Koonec. Read More

Scientific Manuscript Cover Letter: What is It and How to Prepare It?

When you submit a scientific article for publication, you are usually also required to upload a cover letter. This letter, also called covering letter, is the first document the editor of the journal will read upon submission. It should thus contain key information that will trigger the interest of the editor and encourage her to evaluate the manuscript. Read More

List of 50 Must Follow Twitter Accounts for Biomedical Researchers

Twitter is great for you to get science news and meet other scientists. However, with more than a hundred million different Twitter accounts, it’s hard to decide who to follow.
To help you, we’ve created a list of 50 must follow Twitter accounts for biomedical researchers.  Read More

How to Accept a Scientific Research Position

If you manage to get a research or postdoc position, you’ll need to accept it on the best possible terms! To put yourself in the best position for these negotiations, you’ll first need to find out Read More

How to Win a Scientific Research Position

If your application caught the eye of the faculty, then you’ll probably be called in to interview. This will generally require a full day’s commitment, and often an overnight stay as well, depending on how far you have to travel. Read More

How to Apply for a Scientific Research Position

The application process is all about making you stand out against hundreds of other potential competitors. Before you think about that, though, keep in mind the following points Read More

How to Find the Perfect Research Position

Now that you have a post-doctoral degree under your belt, what’s next? The first step should be considering what path you’d like your scientific career to follow. Would you like to work in a governmental research laboratory? How about as an investigator in a pharmaceutical or chemical company? Maybe you’d prefer a faculty position within a university? The choice you make will depend on both your immediate and long-term goals.  Read More

10 Things to Check Before you Submit your Scientific Article for Publication

Before you submit your article for publication, you want to make sure that it is as perfect as it can be. For that, it’s a good idea to double check a few things Read More

Find Time to Do More Things: Free Up to 15 Hours a Week

There is a reason most of us don’t have the time to do side-projects. Between our job at the lab that forces us to work long hours (more than half of postdocs work at least 50 hours/week and 1/4 work at least 60 hours/week), and growing duties at home (we spend an average 20 hours a week on housework), there never seem to be enough minutes in the day! Read More

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