In the US, things aren’t going well on the pandemic front. With case counts continuing to rise, it’s looking like most of us will be working from home for the foreseeable future. For some, this change is likely to be permanent as organizations embrace the cost-savings of not maintaining offices.
While there is some comfort in knowing that, unlike many professions, the bulk of scientific editing and publishing can be done remotely, it’s still less than ideal for many, especially working parents facing uncertain daycare and school situations.
With that in mind, our intrepid Infovore, Barbara Meyers Ford, has “gathered up a variety of resources focused on how to make the most of telecommuting” in hopes of providing “each Science Editor reader with at least one useful resource as we strive to continue publishing quality and timely information despite our current situation.” Her column, “COVID-19–Relevant News, WFH Suggestions, Management Tips, and a Few Lighter Posts”, is available here.
As we did last year, the remainder of this Science Editor July Newsletter is the Summer Edition Link-a-rama. We’ve collected links of recent Science Editor articles, Annual Meeting Report, other resources, and more. Enjoy at your own pace.
Finally, be on the lookout online and in mailboxes next month for the Summer 2020 issue of Science Editor.
Editor-in-Chief, Science Editor
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LINK-A-RAMA 2: The Linkining
Resource: How to Communicate with Busy Authors
Style Bites: Are Eponyms Your Achilles’ Heel?
CSE 2020 Annual Meeting Reports:
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Feature: Confessions of an Accidental Editor
Highlights of the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting: Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth (during a Rather Different Yesterday): Some Highlights of the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting
Peer Review Week 2020: Coming soon, “Trust in Peer Review” (September 21 – 25, 2020)
Resource: A how-to guide to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data sharing
From the Archives: A meeting report from the CSE 2012 Annual Meeting: Remote Office: Experiments in Working Offsite
Important Announcement (via The Onion): Anthropologists Who Discovered Existence of Goblins Just Going To Let Coronavirus Thing Die Down Before Making Announcement
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