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Pedro Silva
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Some common-sense advice regarding responding to peer-reviewers
Editing and (especially) reviewing are mostly thankless jobs which take time and attention from the busy schedules of reviewers. Facilitating their work (or at least not making it harder than absolutely necessary) is therefore a very important way to improv...
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Today I became dreaded reviewer #3
I am now writing a referee report. I usually frame my comments diplomatically and try to be constructive and (you will have to take my word for it...). Unfortunately, my first comment to these authors is uncharacteristically harsh, and I wish I had not need...
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Planned papers (update 2)
Overall progress on my planned manuscripts: the reactivity of P450 compound I towards 1,2-dihydroazaborines: in review electron-transfer to oxygen vs. singlet-triplet crossings in a cofactor-free dioxygenase  submitted to PeerJ on June 16th the influence of...
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Scientific autobiography
Biographies fulfill several different roles: they may simply satisfy one's curiosity over the lives/achievements of the biographees, provide tasty morsels of gossip or interesting stories, or play an "educational" role. Traditionally, the "educational role"...
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