Friday, October 5, 2007

Publication (hopefully) forthcoming

In college, I spent a year in a lab researching effects of caffeine in rats. I also helped write the manuscript based on that work. It was fun, and good experience. Now, we are in the throes of the publication process. The manuscript has been submitted, returned, revised, and is now ready for resubmission. Early next week, the graduate student I worked with will send it on to the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. How exciting!

It's a nervous situation, though, because there is no guarantee they will accept this time either. We've addressed the original reviewer comments, hopefully adequately, but there is always more that could have been done.

If it's accepted, fantastic. Having a journal publication this early is still fairly uncommon. I'm afraid that if it is accepted, I will become uncontrollably excited. Seriously, I may paper the walls of my apartment in reprints.

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