ORIGINAL PAPER: Hurwitz GA "Perspectives: Steps in Publishing a Research Paper" The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha 65:3, 2002.
EDITORIAL COMMENT: (Giorgio Coniglio, August 2017.)
This paper is republished in minimally revised form with the permission of the author. The original document is no longer available online; the original author occasionally is.
Steps in Publishing a Research Paper
Perspiration, compilation, statistication
Submission (expectation, hypoventilation).
Indecision - ignition? deglutition? contrition?
-- Sub-plot excision
-- Methods: precision
-- Conclusion: concision.
Promised promulgation, garbled galleys
Acclamation, gratification, ostentation
Destitution (monumental reprint charges).
The reader is advised before undertaking this sequence to recall that Beatrix Potter submitted Peter Rabbit to every publishing house in England before privately publishing the work (1). The author (i.e. Hurwitz, ed.) bases the above formulation on his paltry pile of publications, and a rich record of rejections (2).
1. Taylor J et al. Beatrix Potter 1866 - 1943: The Author and Her World. London: F. Warne and Co. and The National Trust; 1987.
2. Hurwitz GA et al. Various Unpolished Gems. J Med Irrelev 1978-2000.