Happy Friday, Everyone!
As promised, I am posting our first monthly paper for the 2019 Parasite Ecology Reading Group! I’m going to lead this first paper, and the paper I picked is:
Furuse Y. Analysis of research intensity on infectious disease by disease burden reveals which infectious diseases are neglected by researchers. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2018; 201814484. doi:10.1073/pnas.1814484116
I was able to see the full text in HTML format by clicking “View Full Text”, so hopefully everyone has access, regardless of library affiliation.
Give the paper a read and share your comments/questions/cartoons in the comments section on this post or on Twitter! I’ll incorporate them into my post at the end of the month.
Please remember our Rules of Engagement:
- DO ask questions if you do not understand some aspect of the paper.
- DO say nice things about the paper: tell us why you think the results are important, wax eloquent on your favorite figure, etc.
- DO share your cartoons/scribbles, puns, poems, etc. that were inspired by the paper. As long as they’re respectful and PG-13, I’ll post all of them!
- DO pick papers that everyone will enjoy and/or benefit from reading, which is especially likely if you pick readable papers from relatively high impact journals.
- DO respectfully engage with the rest of the community; help us answer questions and have lively discussions!
- DO NOT criticize the papers, even if you do it “in a nice way”. I will delete any blog comments that negatively assess any aspect of any paper (study design, stats, conclusions, etc.). I don’t have the power to delete your Twitter comments, but I will ask you to stop participating. You are welcome to share your critical thoughts elsewhere, but this blog is not a venue for bashing peer-reviewed literature.