Well, at least I got into double figures in terms of number of posts before I had to write this one, in which I assure you that I’m still here and still intent on blogging.
I’ve been somewhat sidetracked recently — and a large part of that is because I’m recruiting for a new associate editor at work. Deadline has passed, applications are in, and now the hard work starts. We’ll hopefully have made an offer to someone by the end of May, following manuscript tests and interviews.
The last post on peer review keeps gnawing away in the back of my mind, reminding me that I need to do a wrap-up post. I will, at some point… but for now, go and have a look at the numbers (and if you haven’t voted yet, why not give it a shot).
I’ve also been drawn into the Breslow #spacedino saga, that has been covered in a number of places around the web. The latest is a blog post from Nature News in which I am quoted. As I’ve said now on Twitter too, if this is not a case of self-plagiarism, then I don’t know what is.
I’m also working on some answers to really insightful interview questions from Alan at BenchFly (I am doing them Alan, I promise). And I’ve also been working with Erin from The Story Collider to slightly adapt my #IAmScience post about my Dad for them. That should be appearing soon.
And with all that said, I’m off to the Bürgenstock conference in Brunnen next week… an amazing conference and my third visit.