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Best of Nature Network for Monday, June 30: PhDs in the Workforce, Choosing a Graduate Program, and the End of Scientific Modeling?

In the Science in Brisbane forum, William Burns brings up a recent report that states Australia has fewer PhDs in the workforce than other countries. The report recommends that Australia seek to increase the number of doctorate level employees in the workforce. Burns wonders whether that recommendation is worthwhile, “Aren’t we (us lot with PhDs) an impractical, overly-analytical bunch?” While the response to the posting is split, Jon Moulton suggests that, “Without Ph.D.s in the workforce, who will design those new tools the academic Ph.D.s like to use in their research?” Ever wonder how reviewers for journal articles are chosen? 

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