5 topics that PhD candidates and researchers should read/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

I’m addicted to sci-coms! I enjoy searching the Internet for examples of scientists and other academic workers doing internet outreach and science communication. Not to mention listening in on and participating in the conversations that these people started trending on various social media platforms! Academic blogs are my number one choice among all the available web platforms for finding out more about the true opinions of researchers regarding the scholarly publishing sector. Blogs are an excellent source of information about current events in scholarly publishing and the opinions of scholars on certain topics inside academia.

5 Essential Topics for PhDs & Researchers

1. Academics Write:

This site is about “academic writing in all disciplines,” as the name would imply. The owner of the blog, Kim Mitchell, is an instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and comes from a nursing background. Academics Write features an intriguing blend of opinion pieces, narratives and anecdotes based on personal experience, and research-based content in their blog postings. Kim writes a blog about many themes including the importance of writing, self-efficacy, misconceptions about academic writing, and determining when to give a student an extension. Her audience consists of academic writers, post-secondary instructors, and students.

2. Athene Donald’s Blog:

Athene Donald has been a professor of physics at the University of Cambridge for more than 20 years. In contrast to several other blogs on this list that have embraced a coaching focused methodology, Professor Donald’s blog appears to provide the thoughts and viewpoints of researchers. Her blog entries address a variety of subjects, including gender inequality in academia and what to do and don’t do during academic conferences. She also shares a few blog entries on her hobbies and personal life in an effort to keep things in perspective.


3. Belcher Writing Advice:

This blog discusses two main subjects: researchers and teaching about Africa, as well as writing guidance for scholars. Wendy Laura Belcher, an associate professor of African literature at Princeton University who holds combined appointments in the departments of African American studies and comparative literature, is in charge of it. Belcher Writing Advice addresses a variety of academic writing-related subjects, including how to read journals, write book reviews, publish journal articles, and run a peer-reviewed publication. For those who are interested in African literature, like Wendy is, the blog also provides a wealth of reading material in its archive.

4. Beyond the Doctorate:

Dr. Fiona Whelan, Queen Mary University of London’s Academic Standards and Quality Officer, is the manager of the blog researchers Beyond the Doctorate. The topics covered on Dr. Whelan’s blog transcend beyond her academic background. In order to help other doctorate students understand “the transition away from pure research into a practical, real-world job,” researchers she launched this blog. She has a blog where she discusses issues like the difficulties of living after a doctorate in research and gives advice to students on how to handle various phases of their academic careers.

5. Dan Cohen:

Dr. Dan Cohen is a professor, vice provost, and dean at Northeastern University. His blog covers a wide range of subjects, including web cultures, digital humanities, digital public libraries, ebooks, science publishing, digital libraries, current trends in library and information science, researchers and the impact of digital technology on modern life. In an intriguing piece, Dr. Cohen discusses a notion he has coined, “blessay.” He describes the blessay as “a manifestation of the convergence of online mid-length forms of scholarship and journalism.” He goes on to argue that because a blessay is meant for “both specialists and an intelligent general audience,” it stays away from academic jargon.

More Info Visit: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Discover a hidden easter egg