Bad Timing

February 9, 2012

One occasionally puts the pressure on to submit one’s paper on topic X with enough lead time to have a prayer of a decision just prior to submitting a grant proposal on X.

Unfortunately this may mean that the manuscript reviewers are busy trying to wrap up their own grant applications over the same timeframe.

Guess which job takes priority?


In other news, have you ever submitted a manuscript to a particular journal in the hopes that Associate Editor Jones who just so happens to be on a particular study section will see that it exists?