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The ASLO Blogs

The ASLO blogs include numerous articles about aquatic science and scientists, news of public interest, and ASLO-sponsored programs.  Blog authors include the ASLO Communications Office, early career professionals, Editors of the ASLO publications, Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows, and program participants.

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L&O Bulletin Chapter One Challenge: Call for Papers

Still haven't published that first chapter of your dissertation that you worked so hard on? Eager to let your peers in those "other" sub disciplines of aquatic science know why what you study is so important, novel, and cutting-edge? Well here's your chance! The editors of the L&O Bulletin invite you to submit a one paragraph summary of your first chapter (or ...

10 tips for a successful manuscript submission

By Laura J. Falkenberg At the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon, journal Editors participated in workshops about key publishing activities, specifically manuscript submission and peer review. Each of these sessions opened with the Editors giving a brief prepared presentation, before moving to more general discussion prompted by questions from the audience. In this blog post, and the next ...

Interacting with editors at academic conferences: tips for early career researchers

By Laura J. Falkenberg As the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow, one thing I have learnt from talking with journal editors is that they are often open to helping authors, particularly those early in their careers, develop ideas and manuscripts for publication. A key opportunity many researchers have to interact with journal editors is at scientific meetings. Journal editors can, however, ...

Creating and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all in the aquatic sciences

By James Elser, Past-President (ASLO) The issue of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct is much in the news these days, including in the sciences.  Two years ago as President, I began a proactive process to address these issues in the aquatic sciences, motivated especially by the occurrence of sexual misconduct at field stations and on research vessels.  Joined by ...

Cross peer review: what is it and how is it being used at Limnology & Oceanography: Letters?

By Laura J. Falkenberg One my central activities as a Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow (more information on the fellowship can be found here) is to learn more about the editorial process. An obvious step towards this is to be involved as a peer reviewer. While I had reviewed for a range of journals in different sub-fields of biology and ecology before ...

ASLO statement on EPA’s censorship of scientists

We are deeply troubled by this week’s events surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency’s censoring of scientists slated to speak about the health of Narragansett Bay on 23 October. For the EPA to send political officials from Washington to review the scientists’ work and then to prohibit those scientists from speaking about their research is unacceptable. Such political meddling and censorship ...

Scientific Societies and Science & Society

The role of social media in sharing and humanizing science By Sean McNally and Dervla Meegan Kumar What’s the point? We are both fairly new to science outreach, but we’re fortunate to be learning from our mentor Dr. Adrienne Sponberg (ASLO’s Director of Communications and Science), a veteran science communicator. The other day Adrienne shared with us how her theories ...

ASLO Science Exchange: Who’s Behind Deep Time? A behind the scenes look at the Smithsonian’s Paleobiology Department

By Sean McNally and Dervla Meegan Kumar Henry, the iconic elephant that resides in the rotunda of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, was gifted to the museum in the early 20th century. For the first time since its inception in 1913, the National Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur Hall is undergoing a complete gut and renovation. With the ...

ASLO Announces 2017 Global Outreach Initiative Award Winners

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 ASLO Global Outreach Initiative Awards. The ASLO Global Outreach Initiative provides mini-grants to ASLO members to conduct outreach projects in their own communities. This year’s recipients are: SEA-ICE Greenland, an itinerant expedition along the north-west coast of Greenland between the village ...

The ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day – an Early Career Researcher (ECR) perspective

By Laura J. Falkenberg As the inaugural Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow with ASLO I recently had an opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes of academic publishing at the ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day. For context, the Strategy Day is an annual meeting of representatives from ASLO and its journals (ASLO President, Executive Director, Communications Director, as well as the Editor/Deputy Editor in ...
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