Announcing the 2015 Outstanding Reviewers

Posted on February 1, 2016

Peer review is the backbone of scholarly publishing yet reviewers typically receive little recognition and few rewards for their efforts. If it were...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press Scholarly Publishing

Open Access, Open Data, Open Science

Posted on January 26, 2016

By Melissa Cheung The open access (OA) movement has gained a lot of momentum, especially with the implementation of OA policies from funding agencies...

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How history (yes, history) plays into your science

Posted on January 21, 2016

By Sarah Boon Researchers are well aware of the importance of understanding how their field has developed over time, and where their research fits into...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Sarah Boon

Seriously, Get to Know Your Audience

Posted on January 18, 2016

By Vivian Nguyen It’s 6 o’clock in the evening and you have just sat down to eat dinner. Your phone begins to ring. You answer the call. Of...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Making Waves

Five strategies for identifying an audience

Posted on January 14, 2016

By Lisa Willemse About a month or so ago, I responded to a question posed on Twitter asking how many reads you hope for when you publish a piece of...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Lisa Willemse

21st Century Science Overload

Posted on January 07, 2016

By Sarah Boon Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of research papers in your field? Do you wonder if you’re missing key ideas that could be...

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Filed Under: Scholarly Publishing Science Communication Sarah Boon

Who Needs Open Access?

Posted on January 6, 2016

By Melissa Cheung Access to information is a human right and is a key element of democracy. Expensive journal paywalls and restrictive copyright laws...

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Filed Under: FACETS Scholarly Publishing Open Access Arctic Science

What’s on the horizon for science blogging?

Posted on December 16, 2015

By Natalie Sopinka As a relatively new blogger of fish-related content, I am still learning about this realm of science communication. I wanted a way...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Making Waves

How you can write a clickable science headline

Posted on December 15, 2015

By Lisa Willemse Have you ever finished writing an article or post only to struggle to come up with a good headline? If yes, you’re not alone:...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Lisa Willemse

The Importance of Stretching

Posted on December 08, 2015

If you have ever exercised or played sports you have most likely been told about the benefits of stretching. However, you wouldn’t be alone if...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press APNM journal Science News

Arctic Science celebrates its one-year anniversary

Posted on December 07, 2015

By Tyler Irving A year ago this month, Canadian Science Publishing launched their first open access journal. Arctic Science covers all areas of natural...

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Filed Under: Open Access Tyler Irving Arctic Science

When Publishers Don’t Play Fair

Posted on December 03, 2015

By Melissa Cheung The author pays model of open access (OA) publishing has given rise to predatory publishers, who do not follow acceptable standards...

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Filed Under: FACETS Open Access

Making the Most of Your Academic Genealogy

Posted on December 01, 2015

By Sarah Boon, Ph.D. Doing a graduate degree can be an intense experience. You spend a lot of time with your grad school cohort: you share the ups and...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Sarah Boon

A supposedly terrible thing that I might do again: turning outreach obligations into opportunities

Posted on November 25, 2015

By Ellen Hamann So, you wrote a grant. Maybe it was a requirement, or maybe you were trying to make your project sound more fundable. Or maybe you...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Making Waves

Adapting to the changing media landscape: How to talk to journalists and write about your own work

Posted on November 18, 2015

By Ben Goldfarb If you’re a regular consumer of science stories, you’ve doubtless noticed some seismic shaking across the (cliché...

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Filed Under: Science Communication Making Waves

How does creativity fit into science communication?

Posted on November 12, 2015

By Natalie Sopinka Since childhood I’ve always been a “crafter”. I would spend all my birthday money on glitter and googly eyes at...

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Studying plant responses to climate change in the Arctic

Posted on November 09, 2015

Zoe Panchen and her co-author Root Gorelick recently published the fourth paper in our open access journal Arctic Science. Arctic Science publishes...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press Science News Science Communication Arctic Science

Making Your Scientific Voice Heard: Communicating Science and Increasing the Impact of Your Research

Posted on November 05, 2015

By Susanna Fuller, Heather Grant, Julia K. Baum Who knows about your scientific discoveries? If the answer is only you, your co-authors, and your...

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Filed Under: NRC Research Press Science Communication Can. J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences