Repost: Graphic Fridays: Time spent reviewing papers

Jul 26 2013 Published by under [Education&Careers], [Et Al]

9 responses so far

  • Dr Becca says:

    At which stage do you go through and systematically cross out all semi-colons and Oxford commas?

  • proflikesubstance says:

    I've written a script to do it automatically. Cut my workload in half.

  • DJMH says:

    Invert the axis and you have a graph for "submitted review date, relative to editor's requested due date."

  • proflikesubstance says:

    *furtively glances at Review Due Tomorrow email with no plan to complete review today*

  • DJMH says:

    From what I see, you'll be ready for tenure when you simply assume that review due dates are whimsical suggestions. And that goes double for summer time.

  • LD says:

    But I love Oxford commas...

  • Dave says:

    From what I see, you'll be ready for tenure when you simply assume that review due dates are whimsical suggestions

    LOL too true. I haven't gotten there yet though. I just reviewed a manuscript for a second tier glam mag and actually emailed them to tell them I was going to be late because of a grant deadline!!!! Schoolboy stuff probably and I bet it got a few laughs in their office. I thought it would give me brownie points if I ever want to submit there.

    But, seriously, the "deadline" was two weeks!!!!!

  • Busy says:

    In my field precision can be really important so it is not uncommon for editors to recommend adding Oxford commas.

  • Reviewer #3 is always a PhD student. Always.

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