How to Review a Paper

BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program

Even as early as grad school, you—yes, you—can review papers for journals.  Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Research Manuscripts Should Tell Really Good Stories

Aimee Edgeworth

Does your research paper have a climax? Improve scientific writing with these storytelling techniques from Dr. Rafael E. Luna.

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Success Working Away From the Office

Dr Liz, PhD

Try working away from your usual desk to improve your concentration, and reduce the interruptions. Work in sweats! Take breaks whenever!

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The Best of You

Cristina Espinosa, PhD

The other day in a conversation I was told that I was too cheerful to be a postdoc, and we all laughed about it. They said it was almost contradictory. I’ve got a confession to make: It is true, I am a cheerful person. I am always making fun, usually of myself and lighting out […]

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A Big Step Forward in Standardizing Rules for Authorship

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Get ready for some changes to manuscript submissions. NAS takes the lead in promoting transparency in authorship roles.

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Women: If You Want First Author Publications, Have a Female Boss

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

JAMA Study: Women get more credit in top tier journals when they are partnered with female mentors.

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How to Use the Healthcare Hashtag Project to Disseminate Research

Aimee Edgeworth

Disseminate your cool research findings to the public and connect with other researchers in your field by using #HealthcareHashtags.

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Reality Check: It's Not Your Data

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academics struggle over what is THEIR data. Letting go of ownership is essential to sanity and productivity. Here's how.

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You Need a Shut Up and Write Group Like You Need to Eat

Aimee Edgeworth

Like eating regular meals, there’s another thing you know you need to do, want to do, have to do, but can hardly find the time for: Writing.

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PowerPoint Hacks for Scientific Poster Design

Aimee Edgeworth

Scientific poster design pro-tips from Power Point ninja Nicole Zaleski.

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