A Certain Ratio: Gender ratio in our papers

I saw today on Twitter that a few labs were examining the gender balance of their papers and posting the ratios of male:female authors. It started with this tweet. This analysis is simple to perform, but interpreting it can be hard. For example, is the research group gender balanced to start with? How many of […]

Scoop: some practical advice

So quantixed occasionally gets correspondence from other researchers asking for advice. A recent email came from someone who had been “scooped”. What should they do? Before we get into this topic we have to define what we mean by being scooped. In the most straightforward sense being scooped means that an article appeared online before […]