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Source: PLoS Computational Biology
Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published
Philip E. Bourne
Published: October 28, 2005
Philip E. Bourne is Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology. E-mail: email@example.com
Rule 1: Read many papers, and learn from both the good and the bad work of others.
It is never too early to become a critic. Journal clubs, where you critique a paper as a group, are excellent for having this kind of dialogue. Reading at least two papers a day in detail (not just in your area of research) and thinking about their quality will also help. Being well read has another potential major benefit—it facilitates a more objective view of one's own work. It is too easy after many late nights spent in front of a computer screen and/or laboratory bench to convince yourself that your work is the best invention since sliced bread. More than likely it is not, and your mentor is prone to falling into the same trap, hence rule 2.
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Copyright: © 2005 Philip E. Bourne. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are properly credited.
Citation: Bourne PE (2005) Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published . PLoS Comput Biol 1(5): e57
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