It is September. And that means…

September 3, 2011

The study section meetings are coming up soon!

Your last chance to update your grant with news of any papers that have been accepted since you submitted the application. Don’t forget to ask your collaborators.

That’s the only active step, really. Now it is on to the handwringing!

Re-read that proposal of yours? Aren’t all the flaws obvious!?!!!? Aiieee! Doomed!

Wait….damn that’s a fine scientific idea right there. If you do say so yourself. Maybe those fine folks on the panel will see it the same…..

Say. The final rosters go up 30 days prior to the meeting. So can’t wait for that bit of info. Which ad hoc reviewers were added? Who is newly appointed to a permanent term? Wonder which 6 yr termers will be attending this round and which not?

Aaaagh, your strategy of submitting a manuscript to a journal which just happens to have an Associate Editor who was supposed to be on the study section just fell flat!

Chew fingernails.

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No Responses Yet to “It is September. And that means…”

  1. anon Says:

    Right. If only I could communicate to the journal editor who has all the reviews in hand to make up her fuckin mind one way or another… At least with these online submission systems, you can see where the paper is held up. So far, the editors have taken 4x the amount of time that the reviewers have in dealing with our manuscript. Yes, I’m obsessing, biting fingernails, the works.

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  2. drugmonkey Says:

    They may have it out to additional reviewers, anon.

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  3. Ariel Says:

    It is September. And that means Labor Weekend for Workaholics!

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  4. Bob Says:

    Gosh Ariel !. That’s sheer INNOVATION.

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  5. Susan Says:

    Bzzt! For SS meetings in September, updates were due a week+ ago. Wonder how I know this? Because I was a day late (and my Signing Official added 2 days) in informing them of my glamourous (TM) acceptance. It was already accepted with revisions when we submitted, which we mentioned copiously, but would have been nice to firm that up.

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  6. DrugMonkey Says:

    Accepted “with revisions” is not accepted, dudes. There’s “submitted” and “accepted”. And “submitted” is damn close to “in preparation” in my view. Start acting like “accepted with revisions” is the same as actually accepted and you’ll start leaving off the request for revisions, eh?

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  7. drugmonkey Says:

    Hmmm, I think I spot one of those Reviewers in Training on a review roster that recently popped up. Glad the SRO is all over the new policy….

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