Paper Recommends Women Avoid Female Mentors, Drawing Outrage
Paper Recommends Women Avoid Female Mentors, Drawing Outrage
A study makes policy recommendations to optimize citations, but critics say it fails to acknowledge that citations are a biased and narrow measure of scientific success.
Paper Recommends Women Avoid Female Mentors, Drawing Outrage
Paper Recommends Women Avoid Female Mentors, Drawing Outrage

A study makes policy recommendations to optimize citations, but critics say it fails to acknowledge that citations are a biased and narrow measure of scientific success.

A study makes policy recommendations to optimize citations, but critics say it fails to acknowledge that citations are a biased and narrow measure of scientific success.

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Q&A: Science Has Been “Resilient” During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Q&A: Science Has Been “Resilient” During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Catherine Offord | Nov 24, 2020
Responses collected from around 25,000 academics reveal that 20 percent couldn’t do their work at all in the spring, but most had found ways to keep their research going.
For a Hefty Fee, <em>Nature</em> Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
Q&amp;A: Study Quantifies LGBQ Representation in STEM Degrees, Jobs
Q&A: Study Quantifies LGBQ Representation in STEM Degrees, Jobs
Max Kozlov | Nov 18, 2020
One of the first analyses of its kind finds a smaller proportion of men in same-sex couples earn STEM degrees than do men in heterosexual couples. It’s a different story for women.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Mexican Senate Votes to Cut Research Funding, Disaster Relief
Mexican Senate Votes to Cut Research Funding, Disaster Relief
Lisa Winter | Oct 22, 2020
Government leaders claim the reductions are necessary to free up assets to deal with COVID-19 and address corruption in research.
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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.
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Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Candidates from STEM and Medical Fields in the National Elections
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
See who’s on the ballot for House and Senate seats this year.