In which Shane has good news
What seems like an age ago, I wrote a Masters thesis. That thesis contained three data chapters – one testing other peoples’ research idea, and two tightly-linked chapters featuring my own research idea. The other peoples’ research idea was quickly published – it became this paper. The other two chapters took more work, and more time: they weren’t shaped like a single paper in the thesis – and perhaps more importantly, I was distracted by working at an oil spill and analysing data that gushed from it.
Today, after a little over three months with peer reviewers and a journal editor at a Quite Nice Journal, I have two positive reviews and an ‘accept with major revisions’ for the paper that came from those two tightly-linked chapters.
Today is a good day.