Professor Virginia Walbot Department of Biological Sciences [email protected] INCREASING YOUR VISIBILITY GETTING PUBLISHED. What is visibility?. Stanford faculty know your name, your interests, and your future plans Faculty have heard your questions in seminars & discussions
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Search committees often call people NOT on your list of referees
#1 Do this when you are NOT looking for a job.
Is there more effort for better papers?
Goal: 50% of manuscript written before you “start” writing!
Science or Nature Seen by all
Hard to condense
Jones et al. (2006) and Smith et al. (2006) articles in Journal X both raise the question of “ABC.”
Our data are a breakthrough in dissecting A->BC
Our data extend knowledge and lead to reinterpretation of previous studies (implying that the Jones & Smith articles will be “reinterpreted”)
Our data define the B->C step and lead to the new hypothesis that A>B>C>D
Use “powerful and specific” keywords
“in some bacteria” vs. “in pathogenic and mutalistic bacteria”
1.0 Pub Credit
Number of authors < 0.2 Too many
Your resume will be more impressive with a few 2-3 author publications than many 10 author publications unless you are usually the first author.
Participate in more activities and know more => better preparation. Get more help with your publications.
Better job interviews and offers. Invitations to write reviews.
More choices and more likely to succeed
In a 3 year postdoc
if you invest 3 hours per week in career development ==> 450 hours
If you accept a job that you don’t like, in one year you will work 2000 hours filled with regrets about your fate.