prachisrivas, to academicchatter avatar

'The number of retractions issued for research articles in 2023 has passed 10,000 — smashing annual records — as publishers struggle to clean up a slew of sham papers and peer-review fraud.'

Not sure if this happens but there should be a red banner on journal article download pages stating 'retracted'. I don't think most people will check before citing, and there should be alerts in reference management systems too.


kdund, avatar

Just checked-- you get a big red alert:

prachisrivas, avatar


Ooo!!! Amazing! Wow. Done. Thanks for this. I learned something seriously useful today. :)

@academicchatter @StephanieMoore

br00t4c, to random avatar

Farmers Receive No Response One Week After Oil Spill Was Discovered by Navajo Citizen, Impacting Navajo Grazing and Agricultural Land in Shiprock, New Mexico

bibliolater, to histodon avatar

"Against the backdrop of the threat of war with Persia and an imminent Spartan invasion which resulted in the overthrow of Hippias (510 BCE), it is considered that a political transition occurred because Greece was both geologically and politically disposed to adopt this labour-intensive silver technology which helped to initiate, fund and protect the radical social experiment that became known as Classical Greece."

Wood, J. R. (2023). Other ways to examine the finances behind the birth of Classical Greece. Archaeometry, 65(3), 570–586. @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

bibliolater, avatar

"In particular, I make a response to Wood’s suggestion in Archaeometry (2022, first view, ‘Other ways to examine the finances behind the birth of Classical Greece’) that the end of the production of lead votive figurines in Sparta might have been caused by Athenian restrictions to Laurion lead exports, drawing on new LIA of the Spartan lead votives and wider considerations concerning the trade, cost and volume of lead in the 7th to 5th century bce Mediterranean."

Lloyd, J. T. (2023). Spartan dependence on Laurion lead. Archaeometry, 65(5), 1044–1058. @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

elduvelle, to random avatar

So is this the deal with the new @eLife system:
1- you send your preprint
2- it is reviewed (if they so choose)
3- you eventually upload a final “version of record”
4- you send that version (+reviews) to another journal for publication

Has anyone tried that step 4? Do the “other journals” accept to publish something that’s already been reviewed & published by eLife?

Of course, you could skip step 4 but does having an eLife paper under the new system “count” for your CV?

gpollara, avatar

@elduvelle I think it does. It's the equivalent of f1000 research or wellcome open research paper being accepted past peer review stage.

It's a public statement that the paper has changed to the satisfaction of @eLife reviewers, which in itself is a CV worthy achievement, personally.

ml, to academicchatter avatar

I've had repeated experiences in academia where someone pumps me for free information or just outright lifts my work without permission/credit/citation. e.g.

How do you remain open so that you can be reachable for truly collaborative work that respects you & remunerates you, yet closed when it comes to being viewed as someone whose work can be exploited? How do you approach this? @academicchatter

ml, avatar

@eco_amandine @academicchatter There's that, but what I'm referring to is when people email/DM you asking to talk about your subject of expertise...How do you navigate figuring out whether it's a legit collaborative public interest things vs something where you're going to have your time used to save the other person research on a project they're paid for (and you are not)?

eco_amandine, avatar

@ml @academicchatter I think it depends if it's for academic/ education or if it's for the industry. In terms of papers I think people should cite sources and put people in the acknowledgement section but that's not the reality in a lot of cases.

mzv, to anthropology German avatar

finally released (online first):

Reconsidering foundational relationships between #ethnography and #ethnomethodology and #conversation analysis – an introduction (by Eisenmann, Meier zu Verl, Kreplak & Dennis)

@sociology @anthropology

#research #sociology #anthropology #qualitativeresearch #practice #ethnomethods

cyberlyra, avatar


@sociology @anthropology

oh wow, excellent!

admin, to socialpsych avatar

I'm copying a public post below from an interesting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Data Science at UNCC (not a medical doctor or psychologist).

Everything he is discussing is TENTATIVE but very interesting. I'm sending this out now because there is so little in the popular press about what can actually be done to help people with brain fog and other Long COVID symptoms. The research is still very early, and of course medical professionals should be consulted.

  1. The article link from Nature Magazine describes brain damage caused by SARS-CoV-2 related to cell death and especially to synapse loss, leading to cognitive impairment.

  2. The study in Bioelectric Medicine is extremely small, yet shows the potential of nicotine patches in the treatment of Long COVID symptoms including brain fog. (Another paper from the same publication also goes into why nicotine might help with Long COVID: )

  3. He then points to a study on the NIH PubMed site reporting the encouragement of synapse growth from psilocybin.

  4. A comment in the discussion thread also links to a British Medical Journal article on Metformin improving Long COVID symptoms ( )

There's further speculation in the discussion thread that other psychoactive substances might be helpful. There are perhaps AI bots in the discussion thread discussing psilocybin microdosing, so be aware of that and maybe not get excited that so many "people" are discussing it.

From: <>

Dr. Damien P. Williams  

…HUH. Long-COVID destroys synapses, and is a major contributor to the brainfog. <>

This goes some way to shining a light on the promising results they've been seeing in testing nicotine patches as treatment for long covid: nicotine effects synapse formation and receptivity (tests using patches because they don't habit-form and aren't, y'know, SMOKE [<>]).

But what's super interesting to me is that another thing that's also been shown to encourage synapse growth? Is psilocybin.  
From: <>

#psychology #counseling #socialwork #psychotherapy #research @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] #Vaccines #COVID #longcovid #science #medicine #hospital #brainfog #sarscov2 #metformin #nicotine #nicotinepatch #psilocybin
fifilamoura, avatar

@admin I'm not saying there might not be some legit research, just pointing out the whole French "smoking protects from Covid" idiocy that was making the rounds in the French media for a while and that one of the researchers involved in that is funded by the tobacco industry. @Wolven @psychotherapist @psychology @socialpsych @socialwork

admin, avatar

It does sound like some caution is needed in sorting this.

@fifilamoura @Wolven @psychotherapist @psychology @socialpsych @socialwork

prachisrivas, to academicchatter avatar

Honoured to be joining the International Advisory Board of the Oxford Review of Education. It's a treat to serve the Oxford Department of Education, my old home, in this way.

Very much looking forward to working with editors Jo-Anne Baird and Velda Elliott and other Board members.

Consider the ORE for your next education research paper.


gpollara, avatar

@prachisrivas @academicchatter congratulations!

Jyoti, avatar

@prachisrivas @academicchatter

CONGRATS! :ablobblewobble:

chironomia, to classicalmusic avatar

A new method for the dramatic training of classical singers, based on the principles of historical acting and rhetoric and shaped by modern pedagogy. It is available in open access and can be downloaded for free from the Oxford University Research Archive here: @opera @history @histodons @academicchatter @classicalmusic

matz, avatar
matz, avatar

@chironomia @academicchatter @classicalmusic @histodons grazie. I'll read with great curiosity.

mfi, to academicchatter German avatar

Do you collect bloopers from your #PhD / #research project?

I just tried to google a paper via its #DOI and google helpfully offered this:


StephanMatthiesen, avatar

:mastojoy: :mastolol: :mastorofl:

thadryanjs, to academicsunite avatar

(1/n) Heads up/PSA/reminder for stats folks.

Almost misinformed my PI about a key variable the other day after stumbling into this little bit of computational profanity:

#rstats #data #datascience #research #stats


thadryanjs, avatar

@Lluis_Revilla @academicsunite Thank you! Bookmarking.

JosetAEtzel, avatar

@thadryanjs @Lluis_Revilla @academicsunite

How about these?
length(which(df$A == 64))
length(which(df[,“B"] == 64))

ProfSimonFisher, to random avatar

It can happen to the best of us.

AlexSanterne, to academicchatter avatar

"Saying NO !" decision tree for

I just found this awesome flow chart providing an accurate decision tree on when and how to say at work.

I'm gonna print it and stick it on my office door !


credits: Gabriel Bosslet

AlexSanterne, avatar

@academicchatter @gbosslet today I got an invitation to be in another committee.

I checked the decision tree on my door

Damned, it’s green

Answered positively (after getting the guarantee of reasonable time commitment)

cdb_77, avatar
scottjenson, to random avatar

Whenever I explain my at Google into mobile text editing, I'm usually met with blank stares or a slightly hostile "Everyone can edit text on their phones, right? What's the problem?"

Text editing on mobile isn't ok. It's actually much worse than you think, an invisible problem no one appreciates. I wrote this post so you can understand why it's so important.

grant_h, avatar

@scottjenson @edutooters When looking at the use of tablets and phones in class, we need to factor this in. There are many benefits, but there are some significant use-cases where tablets are not the solution.

scottjenson, avatar

@grant_h @edutooters But this COULD be! I tried very hard in my post not to be 'anti-mobile/tablet' but more pro-change. Things could be so much better.

StevenSaus, to actuallyautistic avatar

Four Different Autism Subtypes Identified by Brain Activity (from April 2023)

Using a combination of machine learning and neuroimaging data, researchers report people on the autism spectrum can be classified into four different subtype groups based on brain activity and behavior.


Frances_Larina, avatar

@StevenSaus @actuallyautistic

In a perfect world, this and all similar neurological study results should put the nail in the coffin of behavior based "interventions".

Psych of course, would be out of a job so that's not going to happen.

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