Este é um Blog educacional, dedicado a discussões acadêmicas sobre a Ecologia Evolutiva. Contém chamadas específicas relacionadas às disciplinas de Ecologia da Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, e textos didáticos gerais.
…make a compelling case for why your revised paper should be
Assume that the referee will examine your response, and compose
the note as if you are specifically responding to them. Be courteous (if
there was a personal attack, or an otherwise inappropriate comment,
take this up separately in your cover letter to the editor), thank them
for their input, and respond to every single point with a “we did this,
see page x, line y” or a “we respectfully disagree for the following
reason(s)”. Spell it all out carefully and logically (remember that
overworked journal staff) so that the editors don't have to fish about
for whether you adequately addressed the issues.
…bask in the glory
when you get the acceptance letter, and change the paper on your
c.v. from “submitted” to “in press”.
…check on the progress of your accepted paper.
Follow up to make sure you get page proofs in a timelymanner (for
CBP this takes less than ten days from acceptance) and carefully check
everything, including every number value and decimal point in your
tables, figure axis labels, legends, GenBank entries, etc.
…a victory dance
when your paper shows up online, and then another when the
print version comes out (hey, it's what we live for, right?).
…post a PDF of your article on your or your university's home page.
…send reprints to your family.
…consider writing a review article.
Many junior scientists think they shouldn't be writing review
articles until they are old and grizzled. Fact is, after having written a
dissertation, or that first grant proposal, you have reviewed and
understand an enormous body of literature. You probably have a
fresher perspective than the veterans as well. But, before you do this,
contact a journal editor with your idea, maybe even send a summary
or abstract, and ask permission (or to ask to be invited). This is not
being too forward. Journals love to have great review articles with
fresh ideas and perspectives (and if not, they will let you know in a
tactful manner). These are often the type of articles that will be highly
cited and improve the journal's impact. You might also find yourself
being asked to review for that journal, maybe eventually be invited to
the editorial board, etc. Be proactive!
Patrick J. Walsh*
University of Ottawa
Thomas P. Mommsen*
University of Victoria
Göran E. Nilsson
University of Oslo
E-mail addresses: email@example.com (P.J. Walsh),
firstname.lastname@example.org (T.P. Mommsen),
email@example.com (G.E. Nilsson).