10 simple rules for just about everything

September 8, 2009 at 8:26 am Leave a comment

I don’t know if anyone else has run across this, but the journal PLoS Computational Biology has an ongoing series on their website called “Ten Simple Rules” that I think is pretty nifty. In the words of the editor, the collection provides “a quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers,” such as how to collaborate successfully with others, how to choose a postdoc position, and how to organize a scientific meeting.

It also covers some writing topics:

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published (Rule 1: Read many papers, and learn from both the good and the bad work of others)

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants (Rule 6: Remember, Reviewers Are People, Too — i.e., they’re short on time and likely aren’t expert in your exact discipline)

Ten Simple Rules for Reviewers (Rule 3: Write Reviews You Would Be Satisfied with as an Author)

Check out the entire series here.


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