Alternative Outlets

Over at the PostDocs Focum blog, Ben Mudrak canvasses "ways to produce peer-reviewed publications," other than by publishing in high-impact journals. "Of course, these alternative publications still require time and effort, but they can be based on activities outside of research that postdocs are often engaged in already," Mudrak says.

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