Archive by date | April 2008

Perrea, perrea!

Perrea, perrea!

Another long blogging hiatus, as I was away for about a week. Hopefully we can recover some consistency, particularly now that I found several things to blog about. A couple of them have to do with that infamous talk I gave in Madrid and the related post on this blog. Some friends have pointed me in the direction of a series of comments that some people have made about both talk and post, which might be worth talking about.  Read more

15 seconds of fame

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been blogging for over a week; I was in Madrid giving a talk in which I tried to make the point that we don’t discriminate against authors on the basis of nationality, language or any other non-scientific aspect. In a previous entry, I had already shared some data to back this statement up, and I used the same and additional data during the talk to drive the point home. It was quite amusing to see that some people still didn’t believe me: “sure, I can see that your graphs show that you don’t discriminate, but I still don’t believe you”. What is there left to say?  Read more

More on discrimination

More on discrimination

One of my colleagues was telling me the other day that we at the journal have a bias in favor of the USA. She was specifically making this comment with regard to our reviewer pool, which is indeed dominated by US-based scientists. But then again, there are many more scientists here than in any other country in the world.  Read more