I have a load of mates that are scientists. They are good people and good fun. They toil away with their pipettes hoping to unravel the mysteries of life. When their computer models spit out the same result as their squillion-petri-dish 6-month-long lab extravaganza, the parties can be legendary.
It is all deeply [...]
“We receive many more papers than we can ever publish or review and on this occasion we have decided not to proceed further with your submission. [...]
Scientific papers can fall at many hurdles in the peer review process, which is what it’s there for. However, not even reaching peer review because an editor rejected it, can be really hard to swallow. It’s called rejected without review and here’s why it happens.Continue Reading →
I work a lot with scientific papers. When I’m not writing manuscripts for a client, I’m reading papers to write articles and posts for my blog. I sometimes read papers just because they are interesting. However, accessing scientific papers at some journals can be reaaaallly hard work (other methods are available). [...]Continue Reading →
Another very inspiring video, this time on the power of words. Need I say more about what this means as a writer.Continue Reading →
This is a very inspiring tale of throwing open the drug discovery pipeline targeting rare cancers. Jay Bradner tells us how they discovered a molecule (called JQ1) that stops cancer knowing that it’s cancer. Then instead of patenting the molecule (as many a pharma company would) they published the findings and mail samples [...]Continue Reading →
Last year, I made a first foray into blogging here. I learned a bit! The idea was to pick over interesting ideas loosely related to science communications, academic publishing and other bits and pieces. Well, things have changed with 24 Media Labs and I’ve decided to take it in a different direction. The [...]Continue Reading →
The Berkeley Earth Project has announced that they have found global temperature records are on the rise, in agreement with findings seen by groups from NASA and the UK’s Met Office/UEA. Normally such findings would work their way through the peer review system and get published in a reputable journal. Not [...]Continue Reading →
Getting a scientific message out from behind the lab doors can be a daunting task in this wired-up world. I gave a talk about this in Paris recently. Read on for the linked up version of the talk, the slides and, when I get hold of it… the video.Continue Reading →
What's the blog about?
A space for exploring science, communications, and issues we might encounter talking about science online, in the real world and on paper. Opinions and thoughts are all mine and any waffle is just simply great ideas being worked on. Feel free to join the conversation in any way you want.
Who are you?
Max Bingham. I'm a freelance scientific writer and editor. I help scientists with writing and editing, academic book production and communications. This blog is a space for me to work out ideas, discuss developments and go on and on about a topic I am really rather interested in.