Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Week Ahead

Just a couple of work days into the week and it has already turned hostile with work! I was run off my feet at work today, with a number of assignments pouring in, and edits on my articles coming in galore. I am currently working on three articles simultaneously. One of them, thankfully, is a Letter to the Editor sort of piece, and I have a lot of help on it from my co-authors, but it is on a VERY short deadline and I shall have to somehow make the cut. It is directed at a major publication in a major medical journal, and I have the fortune of being the first author on it. Let's see if we can make it to the pages of the big pub!

The two others are major papers from one of the recently concluded projects that our team has worked on. One is in a fairly advanced state and I need to wrap up the comments that have been sent in by the collaborating authors. Version compiling is a very difficult and unpleasant task - one is always likely to step on some toes if the work is not done right! The other one is in a pretty early stage. The numbers have been crunched (they are not too exciting, unfortunately); and the conclusions are being drawn. I had a meeting for discussing the implications of the analyses for this paper with the PI and other lead authors. A LOT of ideas poured in, angles that I had not considered popped up. So, now I have to push it through in double quick time.

This week I need to send out these three articles in addition to start properly studying for the steps. This is going to be an unpleasant set of days up ahead of me. I am not even thinking of the post-peer-review work that shall pile up around this time next month!

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