The scenario You (or someone like you) submitted your journal manuscript. Polite enquiry or a well designed journal website has provided information about how long they expect the review process to take. That time has passed. You’ve allowed some extra, possibly a couple of months of extra. What the … [Read more...] about The role of journal editors in long review times
I love serendipity. Shortly after I talked to a client about email in her relationship with research collaborators, this appeared in my TweetStream from a Romantic literature scholar I follow: "Attending to correspondence" sounds so much more pleasant than "answering e-mails," so that's what I'm … [Read more...] about Attending to correspondence
I heard an interesting interview on my local CBC Saturday morning show* recently. The interviewee was a news anchor who had decided not to be plugged in and available 24/7 but rather to limit his smart phone and other device use to 16/6. Yes, he decided to not be connected to the internet, … [Read more...] about Is your mind always racing?
Do not start an email with this sentence or any variation on it: “Sorry for the delay in replying” You are busy. Your inbox gets full. Sometimes it takes a while to get back to people. Sometimes you miss something and notice it 2 weeks later. This happens to everyone. Even the person you … [Read more...] about Email is not urgent
Are you treating dealing with your email as one task on your to-do list? Do you get frustrated at how many hours a day you spend on it? Is your measure of success dealing with all of it? Do you then chastise yourself for never succeeding? Email is a medium for communication. The fact that … [Read more...] about Dealing with email is NOT a task