Nature: A publication with a sense of humor

Nature is perhaps the most prestigious journal around and it is the ultimate goal of every scientist to publish in Nature. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to produce results that merit a Nature quality publication. But do not despair! Alas, there is hope.

Yesterday, on the Nature website , I found one of the most amusing articles that I’ve ever read in Nature. The article quips that Nature has changed their publication policy and will no longer be accepting manuscripts from Homo sapiens. Furthermore, the article goes on to define grad students as bionic non humans since they spend most of their time interacting with “a sentient non-carbon-based machine.”

This is a fun read and a nice change in pace from otherwise intense scientific articles.

Click here to read the article.

Citation (lest you think I’m not serious): Jordan Suchow (2011). NPG’s policy on authorship Nature, 477 (244) : doi:10.1038/477244a

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