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Twelve Tips for Reviewers

Many critical skills needed for becoming a successful academic are typically not taught in graduate school, at least not in any formal way. One of these is how to review […]... More>


Academic Observer

Archival Publication: Another Brick in the Wall

Despite the profound changes in scientific publishing wrought by technology, many of us cling to the belief that the archival publication of primary journal articles remains the bedrock of our […]... More>


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The h Index in Science: A New Measure of Scholarly Contribution

Debates have long swirled about how to measure the contributions of scientists and other scholars. Such assessments are necessary for hiring, for promotion and tenure, for raises, for election to […]... More>


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E-Mail Onslaught: What Can We Do?

A joke that is making the rounds: God bumps into Satan after not seeing her for many years. “Satan,” She says, “you have been lying low. Except for nuclear weapons, […]... More>


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Should We Rank Ourselves?

Quick: Name the top five psychology departments in the world. Is that too hard? Well, what about North America? Is that any easier? What are five top departments in industrial/organizational […]... More>