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image: Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

By Michael T. Parker and Patricia M. Lawston | November 30, 2017

Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.

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image: Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path

Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path

By Anna Kriebs | September 3, 2017

Graduate students from The Scripps Research Institute share how they prepared to enter policy, law, biotech, and beyond.

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Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 

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image: Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal

Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal

By John H. McCool | April 6, 2017

Our totally bogus case report swiftly passed muster, with only minor revisions requested.

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image: Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

By Frieder Michel Paulus, Nicole Cruz, and Sören Krach | March 21, 2017

Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.

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image: Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter

Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter

By Paul S. Thaler | December 16, 2016

Managing privacy protections and expectations in a misconduct proceeding

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image: Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

By Yan Wang, Haoyang Li, and Shibo Jiang | November 18, 2016

A combination of the traditional metric and the newer h5 index potentiates the scientific community toward more-balanced evaluation. 

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image: Opinion: Repairing Peer Review

Opinion: Repairing Peer Review

By Tricia Serio | November 18, 2016

Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished.

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Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.

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image: Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers

Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers

By Timothée Poisot | October 13, 2016

This is not sustainable.

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