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Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship

The Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship was established to contribute to the development of early career aquatic scientists and their outreach to peers in the context of scientific publishing, including open-access publishing, peer review, and writing. Fellows get exposure to all, and experience in most, aspects of the publishing process. The skills developed are aimed to enhance the Fellows’ research careers and future contributions to journals as peer reviewers and editorial board members.

ASLO Supports Early Career Researchers with the L&O Letters Early Career Publication Honor

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce the most recent awardees from the second round of the Limnology and Oceanography Letters Early Career Publication Honor. Conceived and maintained by the ASLO Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows (RCEFs) and supported by ASLO and our publishing partner Wiley & Sons, this honor aids the publication of ...

New Appointments as Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows

ASLO is pleased to announce the selections of Erin Peck, Frank Akamagwuna, and Jessica (Jessie) Turner as the newest Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows. The Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early-career aquatic scientists to gain expertise in scientific publishing, including open-access publishing, peer review, and scientific writing. Fellows work directly with the Editor of Limnology & Oceanography Letters ...

A Celebration of Contributions from ASLO’s Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows

ASLO established the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship in 2017 to provide opportunities for early career aquatic scientists to experience and shape the sometimes mysterious processes of scientific writing, publishing, and editing -- and to share their experiences with their peers. We just announced the call for applications for the fourth cohort of RCE Fellows. We thought this an appropriate time ...

Webinar on Effective Peer Review

On September 21, 2021, ASLO presented a special webinar entitled, "Your Roadmap to Effective and Efficient Peer Review: A Webinar with ASLO Editors".  The webinar was hosted by the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows in collaboration with our partners at Wiley. Scholarly peer review is an essential part of the scientific process, yet many early career researchers enter the role of ...

Rosie Gradoville and Rita Franco-Santos named Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows for L&O Letters

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography is pleased to announce the selection of Rosie Gradoville and Rita Franco-Santos as ASLO’s newest Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows. The Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship, which began in 2017, is a unique opportunity for early-career aquatic scientists to gain expertise in scientific publishing, including open-access publishing, peer review, and scientific writing. Fellows ...

Writing with Peer Support Is More Fun

By Bridget Deemer With summer fieldwork and a semester packed full of classes, there were lots of excuses to avoid writing during the beginning of my graduate work.  Writing about your science can often feel like something to leave for the end.  Waiting until you know the punchline may make some sense from a framing perspective, but you can always ...

Associate editors as shepherds, not just gatekeepers

By Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad All scientific journals maintain editorial boards, which consist of the Editor in Chief (EiC) and associate editors who primarily solicit peer reviews and make publication recommendations to the EiC. Editors, unlike peer reviewers, are the ones ultimately making decisions about whether or not a submitted manuscript should be accepted or rejected for publication. Because of this, editors ...

Writing Effective Abstracts and Summaries Webinar

by Adrienne Sponberg   One of my favorite things about ASLO is the way the society values participation by early career researchers and students (watch for an upcoming post on this!). This month, two of our programs for early career students collaborated on a recent webinar. The webinar was sponsored by the NSF-funded Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program. ...

The changing of the guard: a discussion between an outgoing and incoming Editorial Fellow

By Laura Falkenberg and Scott Hotaling In this blog post we are publishing a discussion between two of our Fellows to celebrate a changing of the guard – Laura Falkenberg is completing her term, while Scott Hotaling is just getting started. Here they share their perspectives and thoughts on the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship program. LF: Firstly, Scott welcome to ...

Writing effective titles, abstracts, and summaries

By Laura Falkenberg and Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad Journal articles are the key means of communicating scientific research. Unfortunately, academic texts are often characterized by a complicated writing style and abundance of jargon, which reduces clarity and effectiveness. This is particularly problematic for authors with a goal to make their work accessible to, and get it noticed by, researchers from different fields. ...
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