At first I thought it was coincidence.
Then it kept happening.
Over and over, I kept getting the emails.
I have become a review bitch*.
A very influential scientist in my field clearly has me on their "suggested reviewer" list, which in some ways is flattering, but the trouble with this phenotype is that they are prolific publishers. Whereas it is nice to be reviewing for top-shelf journals on a regular basis, I'm starting to feel like a one trick pony here. Facing limited time and two reviews, I'm going to pick the review for a top ten journal over the society-level journal. At this rate, though, I'm going to be in an involuntary one-way relationship pretty soon.
I suppose I could break the cycle by trashing one of these papers, but this person's science is tight.
Wait, what's that? You have another submitted manuscript? I guess I'm not that busy this week.
Dude, fuck. Sigh.
*In the prison sense, not the derogatory towards women sense.