Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis

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How to choose an open access journal

Posted by Eric Margolis on Mar 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

The push for open science is accelerating in academia, as big institutions insist on better access to publicly funded research. Meanwhile, in Europe, consortiums of institutions have struck deals with big publishers, making concrete steps towards making open access a reality.

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Topics: how to research, science, journal impact factor, research evaluation, open access science, open access research, best open access journals

Five unique graphs about research in 2020

Posted by Eric Margolis on Feb 1, 2021 11:45:00 AM

2020 was no stranger to surprising new trends in research. The elephant in the room, of course, is COVID-19, but technology research also had an exciting, continued ascent in fields such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

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Top Online Collaboration Tools for Scientists

Posted by Eric Margolis on Jan 6, 2021 1:14:00 AM

The benefits of scientific collaboration are well-documented. Whether it’s simply executing experiments within your own lab, or connecting with other researches to access new equipment and methods, write better proposals, get feedback, and pursue new ideas, collaboration is a hallmark of science done right.

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Six Graphs About This Year In Technology Research

Posted by Eric Margolis on Jan 4, 2021 9:22:00 PM

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The tech world is constantly buzzing with news of developments in AI and other groundbreaking technologies. AI for drug discovery and development in the race to treat and prevent COVID-19. Automated research for scientists and business professionals. AI that can draw paintings and write novels. Rapid applications and deployments of IoT and blockchain technology.

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Four Graphs About This Year In COVID-19 Research

Posted by Eric Margolis on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

COVID-19 took the scientific world by storm in 2020. Scientists and labs in a variety of fields tossed aside their business as usual to focus on the outbreak. Scientific publishers committed to new standards for transparency and started to fast-track coronavirus-related research.

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Topics: COVID-19, 2020 research highlights, coronavirus research topics, covid-19 research

Is Journal Impact Factor Good?

Posted by Eric Margolis on Nov 23, 2020 12:14:55 AM

The debate over Journal Impact Factor (IF) rages on, with no end in sight. Most scientists and experts agree that it is a flawed measurement of how good academic journals are. Yet it may be the best measure out there, and it continues to be broadly used across research and academia.

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Topics: research tool, proactive research, scientific research sources, science, journal impact factor, research evaluation

How to spark creativity into your research

Posted by Eric Margolis on Oct 18, 2020 4:31:00 AM

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Is the creative process completely different from the scientific process? In many ways, yes. But good research contends with the unknown, solves unsolved problems, and discovers new ones. And that sounds plenty creative.

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Topics: how to research, creativity

Does Automated Research Work?

Posted by Eric Margolis on Oct 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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Science is in a bind. More research (and more good research) exists than ever before. In fact, more than 1.2 million new papers are published annually in the biomedical sciences alone. But a large portion of studies are irreproducible, and most scientists only have the capacity to read about 250 papers a year.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, tech news, automated research

AI Is Helping Scientists Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Eric Margolis on Oct 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the bounds of science and technology. The speed and efficacy of new research, scientific developments, and treatments literally can mean the difference between saving or losing thousands of lives.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, how to research, COVID-19

How to Find Resources for Racial Justice Research

Posted by Eric Margolis on Jun 28, 2020 4:04:32 AM

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As the Black Lives Matter movement makes its voice heard in cities across the US and around the world, one of the most important steps anyone—especially white people—can take is to educate themselves. We all need to educate ourselves on the history and experience of Black people in this country. Even better, we can use peer-reviewed research to understand the systemic problems and make evidence-backed decisions about how to move forward with solving issues of racism and police brutality.

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Topics: research tool, how to research, scientific research sources