THE ACADEMICS BIGGEST UNTRUTH – I DON’T HAVE TIME!
Editorial: How often do you hear scientists say “I’m a bit stressed, I’m afraid I don’t have time just now”. A common excuse for supervisors and students not spending time discussing science, for refusing participation in a half-time review or passing on the opportunity to review a journal manuscript. My mother always encouraged me not to tell untruths, and in recent years I’ve pondered why we allow and even tolerate this common practice? Isn’t it time for honesty? Next time you feel you’re becoming the Disney White Rabbit, try saying “I’m sorry, but I don’t prioritise you”, as that’s really the truth. Read more