Questions and comments roundup: April
In this post, we round up some of this month's contributions to the site from our users.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the site this month.
As ever, many of you added your thoughts on when you start writing papers to the post How writing a paper can help you to plan and conduct your research.
Another interesting area that people have been commenting on is Discussion: Setting targets. It's been fascinating to see the different kinds of targets that researchers set - such as the numbers of papers you aim to write in a year, the kinds of journals you seek to publish in, or creating a routine to help stay up to date with advances in your area of research. What kinds of targets do you set? What strategies do you employ to make sure you meet these targets? And do they work? We'd love to hear from you.
We've also had further input on the question Which type of peer review do you prefer? We haven't seen much in the way of a consensus from commenters, with preferences expressed for both single and double blind review, as well as transparent peer review. One commenter has even proposed a single and double blind hybrid approach, which is an interesting idea. What's your preference when it comes to peer review?