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I arrived at my office at 1 AM, and I started working on the manuscript. First, I was trying to combine the manuscript and the figures in one document, and …. boy, why on earth does it happen? When I pasted a figure, for example, WORD started to create thousands of vacant pages until I undid the procedure. After I checked the manuscript, the content was changed, so unbelievable! I tried again and again to obtain broken manuscript each time. I scanned viruses to find nothing. Maybe the program or the computer is broken. I went back home, took a rest, and in the afternoon, I started retrying. I changed … Continue reading
A paper, which I think has a very general importance, was rejected by a big journal. The comment was that the subject is too specific. lacking a broad interest. I do not agree. An American coworker in the same institute and I have been working on the paper; we decided to resubmit it to the same journal after the modification, explaining how important the manuscript is to the history of basic science. The professor is now in New Mexico for a conference, so we are communicating by e-mail.
After the PhD defenses and the following party last evening, I received an e-mail this morning. I had submitted a paper to a scientific journal, one of the coworkers of which is the PhD student. Two reviewers gave us comments in the e-mail. One of them favored our paper very much, who accepted to publish it with no change or modification. The other reviewer was interested in the results, but he proposed a completely difficult interpretation. We know that he is mistaken, so we will slightly modify the manuscript and send them a letter telling our points.
A new instrument I had designed arrived on Jan. 12. People from the company have been working on tuning it. The instrument is based on a new concept and is expected to give some new information. I am sorry not to be able to show you the photo because it is a sort of confidential. While they were working, I was preparing a document for a presentation scheduled on Jan. 28 for a project fully supported by the Japanese government. I am involved in it, too. It is a very important one. I also checked a manuscript prepared by a student. In the evening, I taught students English. It has … Continue reading
I was writing a new paper in my office, when an e-mail arrived telling that my second last paper had been reviewed. When you want your paper to be published in a scientific journal, unless you are asked, the paper need to be reviewed by a couple of scientific professionals, who read the paper and give questions and comments to you. If they do not like the paper, it could simply be rejected. The authors must answer to the questions and comments and revise the paper accordingly. My reviewers were in favor of my manuscript, so I did not have to change much. Even though, it took some time to … Continue reading
I was helping a student last night. I returned home at 1:30 PM. Three students are going with me to Las Vegas. I am daily instructing two of them. Japanese do not speak English. Logically, neither do my students. They are good researchers, by the way. Correcting manuscript is my work. Katya helps them learn to speak English once a week. In spite of our efforts, presentation in English might be a bit beyond their present ability. So I write their speech notes, and help making their PowerPoint files. I hope they will make good talks in Las Vegas.
This coming Sunday, I leave for Las Vegas with three students for a conference. They are not very good at English, and I am helping them. It is 10:30 PM and I am home. I finished correcting a speech manuscript of one of them after dinner. I have sent it to him. He will prepare his presentation with figures, and we will check it together at the lab. So I am expecting myself to come back again after midnight. Good night everyone.
It is 6:30 PM now. From 7 AM, I have been working on the final check of the paper for submission to a scientific journal. The experiments were done by my students. In the morning, I checked all the details in the paper: spelling, calculations, abbreviations, order of sentences, logic, etc. In the afternoon, I sent e-mails to coauthors with the manuscript and figures (for the manuscript) attached. Then I started the on-line submission at 1 PM. On-line submission sounds easy, but as everybody imagines, it could take time. The toughest part today was submitting figures. A PDF file was formed after the submission to check the results, and figures … Continue reading