Academic Twitter blogs – 2/2

Similar to last month’s post, I continue with the remaining 20 blogs, which range from discussions of academic writing to reflections on research methods and career advice. I’ve drawn on Andrea Hayward’s article the article, which she wrote in April 2018 for the “editage insights”.1 Enjoy reading the second twenty:

  1. Learning Scientists (@AceThatTest):
  • Co-founded by cognitive psychologists Dr. Megan A. Sumeracki and Dr. Yana Weinstein.
  • Focuses on the science of learning and makes research more accessible.
  • Covers effective learning and note-taking strategies.
  1. Making Physics Fun (@jesswade):
  • Managed by Dr. Jess Wade, a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London.
  • Offers resources on physics, grants, and science presentations.
  • Showcases vibrant doodles on various science topics.
  1. Nick Hopwood (@NHopUTS):
  • Nick Hopwood is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.
  • Blogs about doctoral research, academic experiences, and social science methodology.
  • Known for an unconventional take on academic rejection.
  1. patter (@ThomsonPat):
  • Managed by Pat Thomson, Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham.
  • Covers academic writing, research education, and conferences.
  • Welcomes guest contributions and offers insights on various academic life aspects.
  1. PhD Talk (@evalantsoght):
  • Managed by Dr. Eva Lantsoght, Researcher at Delft University of Technology.
  • Focuses on PhD processes, academic skills, and structural concrete research.
  • Encourages guest contributions for academic blogging experience.
  1. PLOS ECR Community (@PLOSECR):
  • A forum for undergrads, graduate students, and post-docs to share insights.
  • Covers academic experiences and provides tips for ECRs.
  • Offers real-life experiences from the academic community.
  1. Reciprocal Space (@Stephen_Curry):
  • Managed by Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology.
  • Explores working in science, academic publishing, and open access.
  • Shares insights on academic conferences and peer review.
  1. Scientist Sees Squirrel (@StephenBHeard):
  • Managed by Dr. Stephen Heard, evolutionary ecologist.
  • Focuses on academic writing, publishing, and ecological interactions.
  • Discusses journal rejections and effective methods sections.
  1. Shut Up & Write Tuesdays (@SUWTues):
  • Virtual writing workshop for academics, organized on Twitter.
  • Aims to set aside dedicated writing time and inspire progress.
  • Provides writing tips and non-academic reads for inspiration.
  1. Surviving Science (@NatashaTracey):
  • Managed by Natasha Tracey, a PhD student studying cancer research.
  • Shares experiences as a PhD student and research tips.
  • Covers writing research papers and dealing with peer reviewer comments.
  1. The Comfort Pursuit (@silgtavares):
  • Managed by Dr. Silvia Tavares, Lecturer in Urban Design at James Cook University.
  • Covers architecture, urbanism, landscape, academic writing, and postgraduate life.
  • Shares insights on academic writing and relevant tools for researchers.
  1. The Mad Scientist Confectioner’s Club (@BioDataGanache):
  • Managed by Dr. Jason McDermott, Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Offers academic insights with unique doodles.
  • Covers academic publishing, research funding, and science communication.
  1. The PhD Blog (@Rob_MacIntosh):
  • Managed by Robert MacIntosh, Honorary Professor at the University of St. Andrews.
  • Covers research methodology, academic writing, and career development.
  • Provides guidance for doctoral level research, especially in management.
  1. The Research Whisperer (@researchwhisper):
  • Managed by Dr. Tseen Khoo and Jonathan O’Donnell.
  • Focuses on research in academia, finding funding, and building academic track-records.
  • Encourages reader engagement for new blogpost ideas.
  1. The Serial Mentor (@ClausWilke):
  • Managed by Claus Wilke, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas.
  • Offers series of blog posts on scientific writing and career development.
  • Covers writing effectively, making presentations, and applying for academic jobs.
  1. The Skeptical Scientist (@Research_Tim):
  • Managed by Tim van der Zee, PhD student at Leiden University.
  • Focuses on research methodology, evidence, and improving science.
  • Covers academic job applications and interpreting statistical data.
  1. The Thesis Whisperer (@thesiswhisperer):
  • Managed by Dr. Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training at Australian National University.
  • Aims to help research and PhD students complete their theses.
  • Offers tips on writing, coping with stress, and achieving PhD goals.
  1. WebMz (@webmz_):
  • Managed by Dr. Maryam Zaringhalam, biologist and science writer.
  • Covers women in science, speaking about failure in science, and alternative academic careers.
  • Highlights inclusivity and equity in science.
  1. Write, Publish, Thrive (@WriteNThrive):
  • Managed by Dr. Rich Furman, Professor at the University of Washington.
  • Focuses on maximizing strengths and overcoming psychosocial barriers in academia.
  • Offers practical tips for publishing scholarly articles and strengths-based coaching.
  1. Writing for Research (@Write4Research):
  • Managed by Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at LSE.
  • Provides advice for advanced research-level writing and communication.
  • Offers suggestions for writing, doing PhD work, and blogging in academia.
  1. Hayward, Aandrea (2018): 40 Must-read academic blogs for researchers and PhD students, in: editage insights,, [Last Access: 28.4.2024] []

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Author: Haureh Hussein

Haureh Hussein is Doctoral Researcher and Research Assistant in the DFG research project ‘Family Business: Creating a “Maritime Contact Zone” in the Colonial Anglo-World, 1790–1840’ at the Trier University. He studied history and political science at Trier and at the Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. He can be contacted via his blog:

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