Currently I’m keeping myself occupied with paper writing. In line some articles and resources on selling your story, making great figures and getting your ideas out there:
1. Let’s start with a nice perspective on how much you should and need to sell your science and how far to develop a story before submitting.
2. As figures are the essence of a paper, a repost of this article on better figures from the PLoS ‘Ten simple rules’ series.
3. “Most bar graphs provided little more information than a table.” – A case for the less frequent use of bar graphs and better data presentation.
The authors also provide a helpful template for easy creation of scatter plots in Excel.
4. Ideally your paper has a single super-strong, self-explanatory figure. ‘The Data Visualisation Catalogue’ is a great tool to chose the right plot for your data.
5. Finally, ‘The Journal of Brief Ideas’ provides a platform for all those like me, coming up with many ideas, but can’t possibly do all the pipetting necessary to explore them.
Have a nice long weekend! I’m off kayaking in the Stockholm archipelago 🙂