Shravan Vasishth's Slog (Statistics blog)

Sunday, November 06, 2011

How to present one's reviewing service in one's cv

I've been listing my reviewing service as an enumerated list in my cv till now, but recently I saw a better option: Brian Roark's cv has a semi-graphical representation of his reviewing record. His presentation is ugly IMHO, but the idea is great. So, inspired by his example, I came up with this as a first attempt:



The code goes like this:

The data file has the outlet (journal etc. name) and year, sorted by the number of times I reviewed for that outlet.


> head(data)
               outlet year count.sum
9      Brain_Research 2006         1
10                CBG 2010         1
11               CJAL 2012         1
28                DFG 2007         1
29 Dial_and_Discourse 2010         1
30               EACL 2012         1



Define the x and y axes:


y<-data$year
x<-data$outlet



And plot:

library(ggplot2)

(p<-qplot(x,y,geom=c("point"),
alpha=I(2/3),ylab="year",xlab="journals/conferences/funding agencies/other",main=paste("summary of reviewing service (2003-2011); ",n," items \n public version [sorted by frequency] \n current as of ",Sys.Date()),position=position_jitter(w=0, h=.2))+coord_flip())

Suggestions for improvement are most welcome.

This presentation has so many advantages over a listing: it tells you whom I reviewed for most, and it's more compact.

Of course, I have two versions of this plot, one is public (the one above), and the other is private (because I review for universities and don't want to violate confidentiality). I have a switch in latex that generates a public or private version:

In the preamble write:

\ifx\UseOption\undefined
\def\UseOption{optb}
\fi
\usepackage{optional}

Then the public version goes like this:


%% public version
\opt{optb}{
\begin{figure}[htbp]
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=9cm]{"reviewingpublic"}
\caption{ACL: Association of Computational Linguistics; AMLaP: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing; BRM: Behavior Research Methods; 
CBG: Copenhagen Business School;
CUNY: CUNY Sentence Processing Conference; Cog\_Sci: Cognitive Science; Cog\_Sci\_Conf: Cognitive Science Conference; DFG: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Dial\_and\_Discourse: Dialogue and Discourse; EACL: European ACL; ETAP: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches in Prosody; ESF: European Science Foundation;  ICCM: International Conference on Cognitive Modeling; JML: Journal of Memory and Linguistics; J\_Jap\_Ling: Journal of Japanese Linguistics; J\_of\_Ling: Journal of Linguistics; LCP: Language and Cognitive Processes; Lang\_and\_Speech: Language and Speech; Ling\_Evidence: Linguistic Evidence; NLLT: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory; NSF: National Science Foundation (USA); NWO: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; PBR: Psychological Bulletin and Review; Research\_Lang\_Comp: Research on Language and Competition; TiCS: Topics in Cognitive Science.}
\label{reviewing}
\end{center}
\end{figure}
}

And the private version goes like this:

\opt{opta}{your figure here}

When compiling one does (> is the command line):

for the public version:
> pdflatex vasishthcv.tex

for the restricted version:
> pdflatex -jobname vasishthcv "\def\UseOption{opta}\input{vasishthcv}"









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