Category Archives: Reviews

Review: How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints

The 22nd meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club focused on an intriguing question: “Does tweeting really help get a paper more citations?” The discussion was loosely based on a recent paper, How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted … Continue reading

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Review: What should young scientists spend their time on?

Last week the astronomy twitter journal club held a lively discussion on science jobs, particularly focusing on how best to go about getting them. There’s a preview of the meeting here. I’ve highlighted some of the key points from the … Continue reading

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Review: two explanations for the Christmas Burst

For the final astronomy twitter journal club meeting of 2011 we discussed the two recently published explanations for the peculiar gamma-ray burst GRB 101225A. This object was first seen on Christmas Day 2010 and hence was nicknamed the Christmas Burst, … Continue reading

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Review: Mentoring for young scientists

The 17th meeting of astronomy twitter journal club turned out to be a very lively discussion of the importance of mentoring to early career scientists. The topic was suggested by Marcel Haas and he explains why he put it forward … Continue reading

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Review: Surviving the data tsunami

For the 16th meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club we were looking for ways to prevent us all drowning in data when upcoming instruments and surveys get going. The discussion was based on this paper, and you can also … Continue reading

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Review: Journal Club On Journal Club

The discussion was about these points: We’ve been going for a few months now so seemed like a good time to sit back, look around & see if everything’s still working! Do you think we should continue journal club? – astronomyjc The … Continue reading

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Review: a signature of gas giant planet formation?

For the 14th meeting the astronomy twitter journal club planned to discuss the paper “Elemental abundance differences in the 16 Cygni binary system: a signature of gas giant planet formation?” (Ramirez et al. 2011). Here’s our (very) brief background post, … Continue reading

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