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The best sort of co-author?

Today I’m working on revisions prior to resubmittal on a manuscript that has been a very long time coming. While I’m busy with the revisions and reference formatting, I offer up this multiple choice question for your discussion. You’ve got a manuscript that you think is ready for submission to a journal. It’s been through…

Here at Mystery U, we are evaluated on a calendar year basis, so in early January I turned in an up-to-date CV to our departmental review committee. Then I waited, and waited, and waited some more. Finally, a few weeks ago, I got a chance to see what the review committee thought of me, and…

The following email appeared in my inbox yesterday, and I thought some of you might have some more thoughts to share. Dear ScienceWoman, I recently discovered your blog, and have a question regarding academic publishing. I am just now entering a PhD. program, and plan to get married in about 2 years. Given the nature…

Optimizing publications for a Ph.D. student

New blogger Mrs. Comet Hunter is in the latter stages of her Ph.D., and she’s at the stage of trying to figure out how to break her work out into discrete publishable chunks. She recently wrote a post about the topic, and she sent me an email to ask some related questions. With her permission,…