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Date: Monday, May 19, 2014 Time: 8:00:00 PM
Location: Portland Ballroom Section 252
An informal Post Doc social mixer will be held. Beverages and snacks will be available. All Early Career Professionals are invited to attend the “Post Doc” Mixer.
Early Career Workshop - ‘Let’s Talk About ‘Sex’: The Role of Scientific Societies in Communicating Sound Science & Supporting Early Career Professionals
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Time: 12:15:00 PM
Location: A 106
‘Let’s Talk About ‘Sex’: The Role of Scientific Societies in Communicating Sound Science & Supporting Early Career Professionals Nobel laureate Randy Schekman recently denounced high-tier journals like Science and Nature as contributing to the ‘disfigurement of science’ by advancing sex over rigor and quality. What role do our societies play in ensuring that the best science makes its way to publication, advancing scientific understanding? What role should scientific societies play in communicating sound science to an increasing scientifically illiterate public? How can scientific societies help Early Career professionals balance the demands to publish in the highest-tier journals without losing them from our society journals?
This workshop will address how we can best contribute to preserving sound science that fosters quality, innovation, engages public scientific awareness, and supports the career needs of our societies’ members. Topics of discussion: ‘Tragedy of the Review Commons’: elevating peer-review standards, journal impact factors, and self-expectations of publications Service: journal editorial boards and our responsibility to support them Free(dom) to Publish: page charges drive decision-making Early Career Reality-Check: pressures and publication expectations ‘Putting Out’ the Message: reaching the public after publication Societal Niche: guiding the career paths of next generation scientists A panel of editorial board members from within and outside our societies’ journals well as Early Career scientists will give their perspectives on 1) the state and future of science discourse, 2) the role that individual scientists and scientific societies should play in formulating what makes it to print, 3) how to navigate career accolades (e.g., tenure) through publishing by using your professional society for guidance.
Schedule subject to change.