Friday, January 23, 2009

I did it!!

I submitted my dissertation manuscript for publication today!! I am so excited, I plowed through my lathargy and worked all morning.

It's at the #3 journal in my field and I think it's a really good fit for that journal.

I was nervous to submit this paper in a way I have never been. First, it's my first sole authored paper so that's huge. Second, I have had a dry spell with pubs lately (so think good publishing thoughts for me).

Last it's the work I feel most attached to so letting outsiders review it critically is a little nerve wracking (mind you, I have a think skin and have never really be upset by even the harshest reviews I've received). And I presented it at a conference and it got a ton of attention and people seemed really excited about it so I do not logically have a good reason for the nerves.

I just hope I don't have to wait 6 months for a rejection like I did with the last paper I submitted to this journal.

9 comments:

Psychgrad said...

W00T! Good job on plowing through. A single author publication - that would be nice to have.

B said...

Wow that is a huge accomplishment! Congrats on plowing through your lathargy too! I hope you hear soon about the paper.

Shell said...

Congratulations! Good luck on the manuscript!

Seeking Solace said...

WOOHOO!!!!

Di Di said...

Congratulations! Weirdly enough the word verification for my comment is "thiessee" almost like blogger is trying to say "Thesis!"

Psych Post Doc said...

Thanks everyone.

So the quick review doesn't look too promising given that it hasn't even been assigned an editor yet. Oy!!!

I am excited to have it off my desk though, now on to my presentation next week!!

PhizzleDizzle said...

congratulations!!!!!!!! that's wonderful.

good luck with the conference presentation!

Jennie said...

congratulations!

Albatross said...

Congrats! I am struggling with getting diss chapters right now as well...