Category Archives: Academia and the Profession

The Publication Process

Nathan Jensen has a great post on the realities of the publication process. This is a must read for all graduate students, particularly those in their first or second year. Advertisements

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Social science jobs outside academia

All of us who were in the program last year remember the stunned silence that fell over the grad students when one of the faculty members told us that more than half of us would not get academic jobs.  Here … Continue reading

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And EVEN MORE about refereeing papers

From Steve Saideman, and Phil Arena.

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How to referee an academic paper

Chris Blattman has some links up on how to referee an academic paper, and on how to be a discussant at a conference.  Well worth reading.

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Using Graphs Instead of Tables in Political Science

When I was at APSA a few weeks ago, I was very impressed with one presenter that showed regression results in graphical form rather than the standard rows and columns of numbers.  It was a much more intuitive way to … Continue reading

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Blogging can help your academic reputation

This morning Monkey Cage mentions a new study of economists that shows that economists who blog are significantly more likely to be regarded highly by their peers than other economists. My guess is that this is probably doubly-so for graduate … Continue reading

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Dan Drezner on being denied tenure

Dan Drezner is a professor of political science at the Fletcher School at Tufts, and writes one of the best blogs on political science and international relations that you’ll find.  If you’re in IR and aren’t reading Drezner, in the … Continue reading

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