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Crastina Column, April 2017: Lamenting the wordiness of learned people

“Text, text, everywhere, Nor any message to get.” Paraphrasing Coleridge, we introduce  this month’s theme: ”short & punchy”. Our column writer is Olle Bergman, Swedish freelance writer and project leader of Crastina.  Exhibit…

How platforms like External Diffusion can highly improve the outreach of your research paper

External Diffusion (www.externaldiffusion.com) is a web hub specifically built to help authors of scientific publications spread the word about their hard work to a targeted audience, thereby increasing their impact. Got your scientific publication…

How science communication agencies like Mediomix can enlarge the outreach of your research

Mediomix (www.mediomix.de) helps to improve the outreach of your scientific research. Here, the founder Dennis Fink explains why scientists need to use the services of scicomm agencies. As the sheer amount of scientific research is increasing,…

Vip Sitaraman, Draw Science founder: “ There is widespread disenchantment with the current mode of science publishing”

Vip Sitaraman, bio student from University of Arizona, has stirred up some attention with his project Draw Science – the world’s first open access journal entirely based on visual explanations.

Occupy Science! (Javier Rodríguez Laguna, April 2015)

‘Science is anarchist’ according to Javier Rodríguez Laguna, Researcher at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Yet it seems that ‘we have accepted to many unnescessary power structures’ Is it time for science to open up and follow in the tracks in the free software community?

If you love science: avoid scienceyness like the plague

Scienceyness is something we all should stay away from. The word was recently coined in an article on medium.com by Ben Thomas—author, journalist and independent researcher. His message in short: stop sharing this kind of rubbish!

5 TIPS #2: How to succeed as a fact-seeking interviewer

How do you get to hear really interesting stuff  when you’re gathering facts, experience and opinion during an interview for an article, report, etc? By establishing trust between you and the interviewee!