Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers

Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.

Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.

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Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Review Preview
Review Preview
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2018
Hear this month’s Scientist to Watch, Prachee Avasthi, describe the preprint journal review club she started at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Marianne the Mentor
Marianne the Mentor
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2018
Meet Caltech cell and molecular biologist Marianne Bronner, this month’s profilee, and hear her take on encouraging the next generation of researchers.
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Shawna Williams | Nov 30, 2018
The University of Kansas professor is also known for her leadership among early-career researchers.
How to Make Scientists into Better Peer Reviewers
How to Make Scientists into Better Peer Reviewers
Abby Olena | Jan 31, 2018
From efforts to increase the transparency of the review process to initiatives offering training, there are many attempts underway to make better reviewers out of researchers.
Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies
Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 12, 2016
Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer, has passed away at age 93.
Handicapable
Handicapable
Kate Yandell | Aug 31, 2015
Meet Tilak Ratnanather, the deaf biomedical engineer who mentors hard-of-hearing students headed for STEM careers.
Opinion: “Staying Active” after Retirement: Consider Mentorship
Opinion: “Staying Active” after Retirement: Consider Mentorship
Barbara Gastel | Aug 11, 2015
Scientists at or near retirement can be ideal advisers for their junior colleagues.