Tuesday, March 29, 2011

B - Write when you can and submit when you are ready

Hartley J. Write when you can and submit when you are ready! Learned Publishing 2011;24(1):29-31
(doi:10.1087/20110105)

The author rejects the notion that we should write when it is hot (summer months) and submit when it is not (winter months - when there would be less competition). This point of view was expressed in an earlier article of the same journal (doi:10.1087/20100206), based on data over a four-year period. More supporting data should be needed to sustain this notion as probably different results would be found with different journals. Differences also depend on journals' editorial policies. So the author's conclusion is: It is better to write when you can and submit straight away!

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