Author Archives: Mahdi Mahdizadeh

Peer review: how to get it right – 10 tips

Brian Lucey is professor of finance at Trinity College Dublin. He is editor of International Review of Financial Analysis and Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. In the following, he shares some expert advice on how to be helpful, scientific and professional when reviewing a paper (Source: … Continue reading

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‘Clean meat’ start-up Memphis Meats raises $17m in funding

Cargill, Bill Gates and Richard Branson are among the backers of US ‘clean meat’ company Memphis Meats, which has completed a $17 million fundraising round. The round was led by venture capital firm DFJ, with further financial support from Atomico, … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani, award-winning mathematician, dies at 40

(Reuters) – Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and only woman to receive the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, died on Saturday at age 40 after a battle with cancer, said officials at Stanford University, the California school where she … Continue reading

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Winning the Memory Game

Memory loss over time is natural, but researchers have found that you can take action now to build a better brain. Here are ways to offset some of the cognitive decline as you age, as well as new research into … Continue reading

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The Final Hurdle: Persuasive Responses to Peer Review

SUMMARY The revision process can represent a golden opportunity to enhance your work based upon input from the reviewers. With this in mind, you can respond in a way that maximizes your chances of having your paper accepted upon resubmission. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Knowledge

Academics have protested against Elsevier’s business practices for years with little effect. These are some of their objections: They charge exorbitantly high prices for subscriptions to individual journals. In the light of these high prices, the only realistic option for … Continue reading

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World University Rankings 2015-2016

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani: ‘The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got’

Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. Mirzakhani, 37, is of Iranian descent and completed her PhD at Harvard in 2004. Her thesis showed how to compute the Weil-Petersson … Continue reading

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Pushing Through Life’s Hardest Moments

Editorial by ISM Staff They say life isn’t always a bed of roses. Well, I can certainly vouch for that. In fact, sometimes it can be downright brutal. But, just because life doesn’t always flow smoothly doesn’t mean our careers … Continue reading

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Farewell Peter Hall (1951-2016)

Peter Hall passed away on Saturday, 9 January 2016, after a long battle with illness over the last couple of years. No statistician will need reminding of Peter’s extensive contributions to the field. He had over 500 published papers, and had … Continue reading

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