Apr
28
2016

Everybody Fails and That’s Okay

Everybody fails. There I said it. From birth through adulthood, people make mistakes and fail at tasks whether they admit it or not. Babies fall down when trying to stand and walk for the first time (my number of failures was well into double digits before I ...
Mar
04
2016

What You Need to Know About Conflict of Interest

In the world of publication, conflicts of interest are taken very seriously. Yet, it is also easy for an author or reviewer to miss conflicts of interest if they are not fully aware of what a conflict of interest is. So, what is a conflict of interest? A conflict of ...
Feb
11
2016

There Are Plenty of Fish in the Publishing Sea

No matter who you are, you have likely experienced the dating world. And if you are in the writing/editing industry, you have probably also tried to get your work published. These two worlds might seem unrelated, but, when you take a closer look, they have much more in common than ...
Jan
12
2016

Reference management software: a must-have for authors

The moment is here. After years of planning, experimentation, and analysis you are ready to publish your findings and share your discoveries. Your desktop is littered with manuscript versions one through twelve and your eyes are watering as you scan the final version, anxious to initiate peer review of the ...
Dec
17
2015

STM Publishing and India

  Several generations ago, when people in the US imagined what the future might look like, their most optimistic ideas tended toward a kind of Intergalactic Techno-Utopianism best represented in media by L. Ron Hubbard, The Jetsons, or various comic books involving spandex and lasers. This view is now largely museum ...