Sunday, 6 December 2009

Offprints and Odd Things

Some of you may remember that back in March I finally got my first journal article accepted for publication. It was published online almost immediately but it has only just made it into an actual printed journal. I haven't seen the actual issue yet (not sure if I ever will) but the offprints arrived at work last week.
It's quite nice to finally have this article fully published and done with. The work reported in the article was done about four years ago, but it took us a while to find a journal that would accept it and then two years to revise it to their satisfaction. Hopefully my next journal article won't be quite such a struggle.

At the other extreme though is a publication with my name on it that I only knew about after it had been presented. If you remember I went to Lyon at the end of September to discuss some work we have been doing in conjunction with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Less than a month after my trip to IARC some of the work was presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics -- not a conference I ever expected to publish work at. If you are at all interested in genetics then feel free to read the abstract. I'm a little jealous of the lead author though as he had to go all the way to Honolulu, Hawaii to present the work!
6 December 2009 at 17:08 , Helen said...

Congratulations Mark. Great to see you in print.

"Hopefully my next journal article won't be quite such a struggle" - I'm afraid I've found they're all a struggle (regardless of the standard of journal).

6 December 2009 at 18:06 , Scriptor Senex said...

There's always a great sense of satisfaction at seeing a work finally reach completion. Well done.

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