A direct and quantifiable impact on science to come out of my PhD was the 50-odd times that I brewed coffee for the department morning tea. Scientists turned up and got coffee; I got thanked for helping make that happen.
Despite its impact, brewing coffee is not listed on my CV1. Instead, I have publications. Yet, compared to coffee, the direct impacts of these publications are hard to define.Continue reading “Introductions in scientific papers can give warped and inflated perspectives”