Publications: Writing for journal specifications

I saw this on twitter and realised what a brilliant idea this was. I realised that there are particular types of journals that I’m more likely to target regularly than others and it would be a good idea to start summarising the important little details to have them accessible. So I fired up my NotionContinue reading “Publications: Writing for journal specifications”

Publications: A study protocol

In my last post I discussed authorship and credit and the difficult situations we can find ourselves in. This type of thing can sometimes be avoided with planning. You may not have this level of control in every project you’re involved in. But if you can even suggest creating a protocol at the beginning ofContinue reading “Publications: A study protocol”

Publications: Authorship and Credit

When you’re doing a PhD and writing up a study for publication, authorship can sometimes be an easy and obvious process. It’s your project so you’re number 1, the senior author, and your supervisors come after that. However, sometimes things can get complicated. It could be that your supervisor had a lot of influence onContinue reading “Publications: Authorship and Credit”

Drowning in Email

(N.B., Sorry this one is a little longer than normal. It appears I have a lot of things to say about email). Once I became a postgraduate student, my inbox became a terrifying place. Suddenly I had emails coming from: My supervisor My students Email groups I was signed up to (e.g., all PhD studentsContinue reading “Drowning in Email”

Planning your semester

A while ago I wrote a post that outlined how I plan my year. In that post I described how I set up my calendar to prepare myself for the year and I recommend going back and checking that out. Today I wanted to focus on a slightly smaller scale: the semester. However, some peopleContinue reading “Planning your semester”

Thesis by Publication or Monograph: A Case for Monograph

Last week, Chris made the argument for the Thesis by Publication route. Today, I want to talk about why I decided to do a monograph. My PhD continued the research from my Masters degree The research I had done in my Masters of Research degree was the beginning of a big project. I was developingContinue reading “Thesis by Publication or Monograph: A Case for Monograph”

Managing References – Work Smarter, Not Harder

I still remember the time I had to write a reference list for my first psychology undergraduate essay. I tried to add to the reference list each time I mentioned a new paper. But then I would savagely cut my paper down (because I was way over the word limit) and then have to cross-referenceContinue reading “Managing References – Work Smarter, Not Harder”

Writing Pet Peeves or my “Old Man Yells at Cloud” post

I’ve been marking assignments recently, as well as reading a lot of research for a scoping review, and both of these tasks have struck a nerve with me. There is a lot of bad writing out there. Writing that hurts my brain and I feel the need to vent. A few caveats: I’m not brilliantContinue reading “Writing Pet Peeves or my “Old Man Yells at Cloud” post”