Tag Archives: Journals

How do you use genome-wide diversity in conservation?

Measuring how genome-wide diversity matters to threatened species has been a constant endeavor of conservation genetics, and still is in the era of genomics. But what should we do with the fact that it often do not correlate with IUCN Red List categories, a measure of species’ threat status? Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: What do you look for in a journal?

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, we turn to a question that every academic scientist has to answer at some point: How do you choose a scientific journal to receive your paper? Kelle … Continue reading

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LaTeX hacks to save your life (and your co-authors')

In light of this recent study by Knauff and Nejasmic (2014) that makes a lot of presumptive leaps on the utility and effectiveness of in scientific writing, my case for the utility of for every equation, reference, table, figure, and … Continue reading

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Surfing the Wave

As Dilara pointed out in her recent post, keeping track of all the new papers, programs, and techniques is an enormous challenge for the busy molecular ecologist. These days it seems that one should be following publications in Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources (of course!), TrEE, Science, Nature, Ecology, PNAS, BMC Evolutionary Biology, and PLoS biology/genetics*. Of course, this doesn’t include those journals specific to your particular sub-discipline.
– Finding New Papers –
The simplist way to keep track of new papers is with Google Reader. Google Reader, if you’re unaware, is google’s online Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader. Basically, it lets you follow RSS feeds from searches on Pubmed, journals themselves, or blogs. In then colates on all the feed entries onto a single webpage. Essentially, you a list of journals and sublists with the most recent publications, abstracts, and links to the full articles. It definitely beats getting monthly table of contents emails. Continue reading

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