Just received word that our latest scientific paper will be made available online in 24 hours. It was a long process to get here: a year and a day between submission and acceptance, and 1.5 months before it was available online. Even before submission, it was part of my PhD thesis by publication, included as an unpublished manuscript in draft form. But now, the final proofs have gone through production, and will be available online for several months before being printed on paper.
I’m quite happy about this outcome, as this publication is the basis for at least one more manuscript. The next manuscript in this series is being written by one of my PhD co-supervisors, who is now living and working in the UK. That manuscript will be an extension of the investigation performed in this manuscript, and we will try for a much higher-impact journal this time.