Question: (Closed) Computational Biology And Low Impact Publications
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Pappu1.9k wrote:

First of all I am sorry if the question is out of topic here. Usually scientists doing computational research have to be satisfied with low impact publications. If collaboration with experimentalists results in high impact paper, their name is usually placed in the very of end of list of authors. Sometimes I only see some computational papers comparing genomes etc are published in Nature/Science.

On the contrary, many lucky crystallographers get published in higher impact journals. Often a mediocre experimental work gets published in a respectable journal. Is this the fate of a computational biologists of being second class scientist lacking confidence. On many occasions I have seen many experimentalists trying to undermine or not believing computational results.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.5 years ago by John1.5k • written 8.5 years ago by Pappu1.9k

what is your question?

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John1.5k wrote:

Although everybody puts pressure on impact factor - which biased estimate of influence ...but we do not have better objective measurement neither...impact of working in humans (and life taking diseases) is higher than animals or plants ..non computational biologists have physical job to do, sometime very tidious, may be less number of publications but first authored ones ...computational biologist can sit in table assist many scietist and get co-authors in many articles ..So matter of first authorship is basically your role - if it is more computationally demanding project you deserve first author ...development of computational method .. and there are papers that are published in high impact factor like this I would not be frustrated ...

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