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SamL <saml@demog.berkeley.edu> |

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E-submissions & etiquette, was Re: Standards on LaTeX (Was RE: st:math fonts/symbols)Sub |

Date |
Sun, 13 Nov 2005 15:49:27 -0800 (PST) |

Just 2 cents on submitting electronically. I think it is grand when a journal accepts my paper for publication, and asks for an electronic version. That can greatly reduce the incidence of errors, making it easier to catch the few remaining ones in later checks. What is *not* so much fun is that journals are starting to ask me to submit the original in electronic format. As I (and I would wager most people) submit far fewer papers than I review, what this eventually means is that the journals ask me, the reviewer, to print out the other people's papers. This has the following structure--"Hey, Potential Reviewer, will please review this paper, and, do us the favor of printing out the 50 pages on your own dime?" This, for a dozen to two dozen papers a year? Journals are not the only people off-loading chores associated with the favors they are asking onto the people they are asking to do the favor. Students e-mail me dissertation prospectuses--often at the last minute, with some kind of basically inconsiderate just-in-time delivery philosophy. I could go on. I have no hope this trend will abate. But I did want to take this moment, occasioned by Clive's last e-mail, to give a final cheer to all those journals who still request and accept paper submissions, and all those people aware that when they ask someone to do them a favor, they should make it cost the favor-doer as little as possible, and perhaps, if possible, only the time to do the favor, and not time needed to set themselves up so they *can* do the favor. Hip-hip-hooray! Sam * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**st: Re: E-submissions & etiquette, was Re: Standards on LaTeX (Was RE: st: math fonts/symbols)Sub***From:*"Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>

**References**:**RE: st: math fonts/symbols***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Standards on LaTeX (Was RE: st: math fonts/symbols)***From:*"Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>

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