Science is in fact a social profession.
Our fellow scientists are our collaborators, our competitors, our supervisors and our reviewers, and the scientific conference is arguably the most important means we have to meet and interact with each other.
A clinical protocol is the framework of a trial, outlining how the trial will be conducted and providing all the necessary guidelines for the study team.
Publish or perish.
It’s a saying that pops up again and again in science. Your publication record is the measure that everyone – from colleagues to funding agencies – uses to judge your quality as a researcher. Aside from helping to get you your dream research grant or university position, making sure that you get the process of publishing your work off to a good start as early as possible will help you to:
Careers in clinical research can be financially rewarding and offer solid stability in the job market. An Indeed.com found the average salary for clinical research associates (CRAs) in the US was $95,000, though some earn over $125,000.
As more journals start to take advantage of the benefits of the online format, this has follow on effects for authors and their submissions. Online publication allows manuscripts to be more visual and interactive and editors are using those features to help attract more readers. One of the increasingly common features editors are adopting in this style is the graphical abstract.