Last December I had anÂ articleÂ FINALLYÂ acceptedÂ for publication after submitting to a few journals andÂ makingÂ lots of changes to frame the rationale and make it more palatable for reviewers. Â In 2010 I finally got a PhD paper published after playing tennis with the reviewers for the months; I think I had 5 (4 for sure) revisions on it, and a new reviewer Â asking for originalÂ piecesÂ to be added back in, etc.
This just in – a new article that wins the award for hardest-won publication! Â Originally conceived as a conference paper in 2006, then submitted later that year, then rejected, sent somewhere else, repeat/repeat/repeat, each time getting feedback and adding newÂ piecesÂ of information. Â I think it got a little better each time, but each time Mieke and Kay and I also wondered if we were doing the research equivalent of ‘throwing goodÂ moneyÂ after bad’. Â So glad it paid off, even if 7 years later! Â Â I hope never to beat this record.Â