Being a research scientist has changed, significantly. In the past, science appeared in public media headlines mostly when new breakthroughs were achieved or when experts shared their knowledge on political issues. Scientific research and the latest findings have a large impact on each of us, with significant amounts of public resources being spent on achieving scientific results. The Scholarly Kitchen brought this important topic to our attention in their article, “The Curse of More, or, Does Anybody Have Any Time Left to Do Research?

The rise of the Internet has enabled scientific results to be publicized more rapidly than ever before possible. This swift distribution of information can speed the pace of science since the latest studies can be scrutinized, replicated and/or built upon with very little lag time.

Unfortunately, as more and more journals provide records of reader comments on e-published articles, the process of peer review is being extended. Journalists can also quickly access the latest scientific findings and begin to publicize them to the broader population.

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Melody K. Smith

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