Ten years ago I attended my first international scientific conference. This year I went back to that same conference, and found I felt much more comfortable. Here I outline what has happened to get me to this point, and strategies other ECRs can use to increase their confidence at conferences.
In comparison to Open Access, many other pillars of Open Science are less well recognised and examined. Given this, I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight some key aspects of Open Science, to increase awareness and understanding of the context within which Open Access is operating.
In this blog post I provide some insights to the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship gained over my ~18 months in the program so far.
As an Early Career Researcher, being invited to peer review is an important milestone. But, once you’ve accepted the invitation to review, worry can creep in. In this blog post I want to reassure ECR reviewers that it is good to point out all the issues that you see in the paper - even the big ones!
One of the key activities scientists undertake is writing. There is much advice out there on how to write, with many books published in the last year alone. Here, I discuss some of these books and what they cover, to help you choose the one that will help you write more effectively.