Research and procrastination are strongly related in my daily routine, so eventually I end up reading lots of articles, which are not related to my current work. My intention is to collect the interesting things I stumble upon and publish a blog post each month.
Most of the things I read in March were with regards to the project proposal I am preparing at the moment, but those will end up in a separate post after I submit the proposal. So, here are the rest of the articles I found interesting:
- Who Are Coauthors and What Should Be Their Responsibilities? (Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49 (6), pp 3265–3266) Co-authorship paradigms: sharing credit is easy, but who will share the responsibility, and how much of the responsibility are the co-authors willing to share? I agree completely with T. Prabhakar Clement that each peer-review article should come with details on who did what.
- Evaluation of the Current State of Distributed Watershed Nutrient Water Quality Modeling (Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49 (6), pp 3278–3290) Wellen et al. assessed watershed models published in 257 peer-review papers from 1992 to 2010 (see Figure 1 for spatial refference). It is interesting review with focus on “current state of watershed scale, spatially distributed, process-based, water quality modeling of nutrient pollution.” Something, which probably is not a surprise, but I would like to underline: “…performance declined as we moved from water quantity components to water quality components.”
- New and Notable, 25th of March: a blog post of MDPI publishing group is featuring our newest paper “Exposure to Selected Geogenic Trace Elements (I, Li, and Sr) from Drinking Water in Denmark” as one of the five highly rated in the review process papers.
- the EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition is almost over; the three finalists are announced, and the voting is open until 14th of April. So, go go to YouTube and vote! I liked the most Inside Himalayan Lakes by Ghazoui Zakaria, which is about lake coring in Nepal.