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Pro-tip for #academics from a #peerreviewed#journal #editor, who is tired and just wants to go to sleep. In your #ResponseToReviewers document, please PLEASE show us exactly what you changed. Don't just say "we changed the text". Thanks in advance. #science

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Reviewer 1: this is the best paper I've ever read
Reviewer 2: this is the worst paper I've ever read
Reviewer 3: I talked to reviewers 1 & 2, and I must say, I agree

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I am sometimes thinking about journals where I could publish my results. Out of curiosity, because I once again got a predatory journal's email, I googled and I found "Beall's List" (of potentially predatory journals), which has been discontinued but has some successors.


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I just received the most useless #review for a #paper I've ever seen (I'm the editor). It only says "English could be improved" and "More information on the subject could be found in my book." with a link to the reviewer's book.
The reviewer took only 9! minutes to read and review the paper.

#AcademicPublishing @academicchatter

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The top reasons graduate students are leaving academia 🏃‍♂️

1. The funding climate is discouraging

2. Too competitive/lack of jobs

3. Lack of work-life balance

"Less than half (48%) of respondents say that they would prefer, ultimately, to work in academia. That’s down from 56% in 2019"

"I don’t want this kind of life"

N = 3,200 international students that responded to a Nature survey

#macademia #phdlife @academicchatter


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When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Emo Philips


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@academicchatter @Drdonnayates @MattBerkley @trendoid

#mystery 😂
Review She Wrote

After four rounds of peer review, #Reviewer3 is found dead at his keyboard. The Editor is missing. The suspects are the article authors, but the journal’s system won’t reveal the their names without the editor’s login.

Can Emeritus Professor JG Fletcher use #Clues in the manuscript to figure out who is responsible before they come after her?


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@academicchatter, what tips do you have to review with kindness (when recommending major revisions)?


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Question for experienced reviewers 

Currently working on my first manuscript review report for an academic press. The manuscript is quite good and I don't see any glaring problems or need for major revisions. Given this, I'm not sure how much feedback is necessary or appropriate. For those who have done this before, any common dos and donts I should be aware of? @politicalscience @academicchatter

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