Classes Archive

August
2013

A Senior PLOS Editor Speaks! Advice on Getting Published in PLOS One and Observations about Trends in Publishing

Challenges: Authors are frequently frustrated with the cycle of rejection at so-called “high impact journals” Increasing the reproducibility and utility of your work to the community at a time when methods sections have become vanishingly small, and retractions seem to be at an all time high The impact factor is a metric that ... More
August
2016

Enhancing Your Scientific Presence with Social Media Tools - Archive

Scientific outreach is a growing part of a successful scientific career. With the advent of blogging platforms and social media to disseminate scientific content, how can you develop a web presence in the world of science that is meaningful to your audience and your career? Talk through the process of ... More
August
2017

Fundamentals of Creating Figures with Illustrator Part 1

Drawing figures can help your audience understand concepts that are important to you and, if your figure is well designed, it will get reused and spread your ideas even further. This lecture/demo/hands-on session will cover the workflow for creating reusable visual assets for a figure, and how to use various ... More
August
2017

Fundamentals of Creating Figures with Illustrator Part 2

Drawing figures can help your audience understand concepts that are important to you and, if your figure is well designed, it will get reused and spread your ideas even further. This lecture/demo/hands-on session will cover the workflow for creating reusable visual assets for a figure, and how to use various ... More
June
2016

Nuts and Bolts of Copyright for Stanford Educators and Students

The course will: Provide an overview of the key aspects of US copyright law that impact Stanford Review Stanford policies related to copyright and other intellectual property concerns Look at common copyright-related issues for Stanford faculty and students, and provide guidance on how best to address those concerns
October
2013

PeerJ's Publisher Speaks! The Benefits of PeerJ, Some Advice to Authors, and the Challenges of Publishing

If academic publishing is broken, is PeerJ the cure? Come hear Dr. Peter Binfield explain how PeerJ can make the world a better place for authors, readers, reviewers and consumers of academic articles.   Challenges: The subscription model is being completely overturned by OA Journal websites are old, ugly and outdated Reformatting manuscripts and navigating ... More
March
2014

Wikipedia Editor Speaks! Editing, Bias, Content Gaps, Project Medicine and more!

Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia created in human history, is the world's most popular reference work. New research demonstrates it's now the leading source of medical information for patients and health professionals.  In this talk and ensuing discussion, we will explore how Wikipedia, an encyclopedia that anyone can edit and freely ... More

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