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How a Master’s Thesis Becomes a Peer-reviewed Article: Episode 5 – Available online!
by Megan Fork -- October 9th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I received the type-set proofs of my paper from the editorial staff at Ecosystems. It was great to see my writing looking like a real journal article.

A slightly closer look revealed a few issues: namely captions that didn’t match figures, as well as some overzealous abbreviation. It took a few more rounds of editing, sending proofs back and forth, but finally, it was ready for publication! A few days later, I received notification that my paper is now available online!

Because Ecosystems, like almost half of all scientific journals, is run by a for-profit publisher, my paper is  living behind a pay wall.  This is still a rather unhappy point for me, but I’ll share more opinions on access to scientific literature in a future post. . .

It’s a proud feeling to have my first (first-authored) paper out there in the world.  And, maybe an equally good feeling to be ready to focus my attention on the next project.

 

2 Comments

  1. Cocoa Maxwell
    Oct 9, 2013

    I’m going to cite your paper in my next project regardless of the fact that it is completely unrelated to my work. I won’t be stopped!

  2. Tawnee
    Oct 9, 2013

    Awesome! Congratulations, Megan!!

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