Skip to main content

Not sure when did they start this brand new "PostDoc" Journal, seems to be of interest to Postdocs to server their needs and demands by their own postdoc groups

The groups claims the following in their About Us:

Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs is conceived as an international platform for addressing conceptual and practical issues that pertain to the foundations and contexts of the postdoctoral experience. Analyses of the future, present and past of the postdoctoral appointments from social, educational, economic, political and psychological viewpoints will all be gathered under the umbrella of this journal. Shorter opinion articles and letters as well as longer research and critical review papers will be considered for publication.This interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on line forum will serve the purpose of disseminating the opinion of current and former postdoctoral scholars, their faculty advisors, postdoctoral policy analysts, administrators and labor affair specialists. The selection of publishable articles will be based on a rigorous peer-review process conducted by an expert editorial team.
Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs is currently inviting potential contributors to submit their works for the upcoming issues of the journal. Manuscripts should be submitted to


Popular posts from this blog

PostDocs in some labs can be so horrible?

PostDocs in research labs face pierce competition because a colleague or a graduate student is working along the same problem or area in which the laboratory chief wants to get pappers published as soon as possible, if he can't publish a paper, he is not going to get a funding or a renewal fo NIH funding. Competition is via two routes, the boss creates an atmosphere so that someone can get him/her the best results or a data that can quickly generate a paper for him and the postdoc, sometime to all the members of the lab.Though ethically wrong to put names of the member of lab or outside who did not adequately contributed to a publication, it does happen and it is quite widespread, just to please a colleague, a friend or a possible grant reviewing senior member of scientific community, scientists do put their name. It all happens in a smooth and sweet manner, not a big deal ah?. No, things go wrong and such publication conspiracy's come out in the limelight, we have seen them t…

Is the "ongoing PostDocs Crisis"a symptom of Broader problems Plaguing BioMedical Research, Are the PostDocs a Grunt work force of today's Science?

The "plight of PostDocs"has become a major crisis of the Science/biomedical research field, however, where is the crux of the problem lies?. It is the  academic structure itself is the basis for this terrible young scientists crisis. While the awareness about impending issue amongst the postdocs, academics and administrators is slowly picking up steam after almost a Decade of our UCONN Health Center Postdocs Unionization,the mainstream media and scientific media broadly ignored this topic. Seems like they are ready to write about it, I am hoping it is time they too come forward and participate, create and raise awareness about the plight of postdocs and that is actually the plight of our todays scientific research field. The following Boston globe "Metro" news piece seems like a step in that direction of mainstream participation.              Gary McDowell, 29 a Biology student reveals the cliff of PostDocs crisis, he quotes that the lab bench work and research for…

Postdocs Cartoon by VADLO, Pretty hilarious but depicts real life complexities of postdocs
by Peter Ze Tang