Academic spam bingo

I have had a particularly generous season of conference-spam, journal-spam and laboratory-salespitches-spam this autumn. My current spam folder contains gems such as: "academicians" "You can attend this event from your comfort zone." "I have contacted you regarding your precious manuscript submission" "We have gone through one of your publications which contains valuable information that guides the … Continue reading Academic spam bingo

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The Journal of Imaginary Research

In November last year I had the opportunity to participate in a creative writing workshop as part of WriteFest 2016 at the University of Sheffield. The challenge was to write a mock academic abstract and academic profile based on a random picture from the research of one of the other workshop participants, and the final result was … Continue reading The Journal of Imaginary Research