The academic clock

by Andrew Gelman on January 1, 2013 · 1 comment

in Academia

Daniel Drezner tweets:

I know what he means, but . . . the flip side of this is that academic publishing is so slow that many of my 2012 publications will in fact appear in 2013. I could sit on my butt and do nothing for the next 364 days and I’d still have a nicely productive year, on paper. And in a pleasant bit of time averaging, some of these already finished projects might not even show up until 2014!

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Paul Cairney January 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

This is a good mentality to some extent; if you feel you are behind, push yourself to ‘catch up’. I tricked myself in that way for 8 years. Now that I have reached full professorial status, I am feeling good about myself, which probably makes me harder to fool. Sadly, my 2013 articles may all appear in January, so the pressure will be back on soon.

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