https://epistemehealth.com/index.php/nab/issue/feed Neuroanatomy and Behaviour 2019-07-02T11:14:30+10:00 Shaun Khoo shaun.khoo@umontreal.ca Open Journal Systems <p><em>Neuroanatomy and Behaviour</em> is a platinum open access peer reviewed journal for behavioural neuroscience research. We publish new research and review articles that are methodologically sound and make a useful contribution to the understanding of how neural anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry influence behaviour. We hope that the scientific advances published in the journal will advance our understanding of normal and dysfunctional neural and psychological processes with the potential to contribute to advances in healthcare for mental disorders and neurological diseases.</p> https://epistemehealth.com/index.php/nab/article/view/8 Peer mentoring: A move towards addressing inequality between PhD students 2019-07-02T11:14:30+10:00 Justine Fam j.fam@unsw.edu.au Jessica C. Lee jessica.lee@unsw.edu.au <p>The number of students enrolling in postgraduate by research degrees has seen a large increase in recent years, a trend which is evident globally as well as within Australia. However, the rate at which PhD students are dropping out has also increased, indicating that students are not receiving adequate resources to support them throughout their candidature. We highlight that mentoring programs are effective in addressing inequality between PhD students, and describe a program that we have recently launched at UNSW Sydney.</p> 2019-07-02T10:55:22+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Justine Fam, Jessica C. Lee https://epistemehealth.com/index.php/nab/article/view/6 How to find the right postdoctoral position for you 2019-07-01T12:45:37+10:00 Dominic M. D. Tran dom.minh.nic.tran@gmail.com Aaron Veldre aaron.veldre@sydney.edu.au <p>The increasingly competitive academic job market has forced PhD graduates in psychology, neuroscience, and related fields to maximize their research output and secure grant funding during the early postdoctoral period of their careers. In the present article, based on a Q&amp;A session presented at a research retreat (Brain and Behaviour Lab, University of Sydney) in February 2018, we draw on our firsthand experiences of navigating the transition from graduate student to postdoc. We offer practical advice to students who may be nearing the end of their PhDs and planning their first steps toward an academic career. Although the postdoc experience is varied, it is important for early-career researchers to make optimal choices to increase their chances of securing a continuing academic position. Ultimately, the goal of a postdoctoral position should be to develop all the facets of an academic career, but with a strong focus on the quantity and quality of research outputs.</p> 2019-06-20T02:05:32+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Dominic Tran, Aaron Veldre https://epistemehealth.com/index.php/nab/article/view/5 Why would someone want to present their thesis in three minutes? 2019-07-01T12:27:42+10:00 Czarina Evangelista czarevangelista@gmail.com <p>The three-minute thesis (3MT) competition was founded in the Univeristy of Queensland in 2008, and has since spread globally. The goal of the event is for graduate students to present their research to a non-specialist audience with no props and only one non-animated slide. To top it all off, this presentation must be under three minutes! Why would someone want to do take on this challenge? Czarina Evangelista is a PhD student at Concordia Univeristy's Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, and she explains the motivation behind her participation and what she learned from the experience.</p> 2019-06-19T19:41:37+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Czarina Evangelista https://epistemehealth.com/index.php/nab/article/view/7 Neuroscience publishing is too important to leave to publishers 2019-07-01T12:26:43+10:00 Shaun Yon-Seng Khoo shaun.khoo@umontreal.ca <p>Almost every open access neuroscience journal is pay-to-publish. This leaves neuroscientists with a choice of submitting to journals that not all of our colleagues can legitimately access and choosing to pay large sums of money to publish open access. <em>Neuroanatomy and Behaviour</em> is a new platinum open access journal published by a non-profit association of scientists. Since we do not charge fees, we will focus entirely on the quality of submitted articles and encourage the adoption of reproducibility-enhancing practices, like open data, preregistration, and data quality checks. We hope that our colleagues will join us in this endeavour so that we can support good neuroscience no matter where it comes from.</p> 2019-06-19T19:30:48+10:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Shaun Yon-Seng Khoo