First High Impact Paper Submitted
Today was a banner day in the Dr. Mom group. I submitted two papers on the same day (yeah I know I'm pushing papers right now) and one of them was our first to a high impact journal. Keep your fingers crossed.
I tried once when I was in grad school and I was rejected. I sent my paper to just a little bit lower impact journal where it was accepted and published. So this is a relatively new experience for me. Also, even if the paper doesn't actually get in high impact factor journal the fact that we have research coming out of our lab that even *could* get into a high impact journal is a huge success. And wait for it...wait for it...we are actually preparing a 2nd paper for submission to a different high impact factor journal that should be ready soon.
Of course all of this is the culmination of three years of hard work and also much failure. It is interesting. In February, my lab was almost out of money, I hadn't had any publications in over a year, and I was contemplating Plan B. Now I have had 3 major grants funded and 2 subawards, we have had 3 research papers published, 3 are in submission, and 2 are in preparation. Just goes to show what six months can do.