I am in front of my computer this morning getting ready to submit another paper. Although I find the submission process unpleasant sometimes, I still remain excited every time I am about to submit the fruit of our work out there !
Today, this submission represents the second round for the last “first author” paper related to my postdoc work. I am feeling weird about it… I had a lot of fun, over the last couple of years, with our discussions about how to write the best possible paper for each study I was involved in during that postdoc. Another page is about to turn…
How did you feel after having submitted the final paper related to your postdoc? Excited? Sad? Scared?
One day per week, I will post links of research articles and stories related to cerebrovascular physiology, exercise physiology and more general information related to the research world. Enjoy!
Have a nice weekend !
Following my post of last week regarding the best way of discussing or commenting the results of a published paper, now that we have access to blogs, twitter or facebook, I made my decision. I will start by the more traditional route, that is the letter to the editor. I am saying traditional route, but in that case, this will be an ecomment. This comment, which needs to be appropriate and to contribute to the article content (dah !), will be published on the journal’s website within a couple of days after the original submision. Hopefully, this electronic way will be more interactive than the traditional letter to the editor usually published 2 months after submission!
Maybe it could then be fun to continue the discussion here since only 500 words are allowed in that comment…
Two week ago, I came across an interesting paper related to my area of research. Although I find the results interesting, some important issues have not been covered and I consider that a letter to the editor/ecomment is necessary.
However, I have a question for you dear readers. Now that we have numerous possibilities for discussing new research with twitter/facebook/blog, what is the best way to discuss/comment the results of this paper? Should I first submit a letter/ecomment and then publish a blog post ? Should I first blog about it and then submit the letter/ecomment? Are there any unwritten rules that I am unaware of ? What is the value of a letter/ecomment in our publications list?
Last week, it was a great week of science. From Sunday to Saturday, I had over 70 hours of science discussions. It started at the International Graduate Course in Clinical & Exercise Physiology where I was invited as a Chair for one of the talks. This intensive course was a great opportunity to exchange with international students and speakers. I also had the occasion to discuss with colleagues about possible collaborations…and to have dinner with Bengt Saltin !!!! Lucky me !!!
Then, I attended the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology in Quebec city. My colleague Denis Joanisse worked pretty hard to offer such an interesting list of symposia with great speakers ! Grad students presenting posters and free communications were also amazing !
I had the chance to be involved in one symposium entitled: Effects of diabetes on physiological exercise responses and aerobic capacity. With this symposium, we wanted to present interesting data in regards to the influence of diabetes on exercise responses beyond glycemic control.
Following a brief introduction from Chris Baldi, his grad student Michelle Lee presented cool data on pulmonary diffusion limitation during exercise in these patients. Then, her colleague Silmara Gusso from New Zealand, presented here PhD work on the impact of exercise training on cardiac function in young patients with diabetes. I then had the opportunity to present an overview of the impact of diabetes on cerebrovascular physiology and to present unpublished data from an exercise study we did in Copenhagen during my postdoc. Finally, Kristen Nadeau talked about the importance of insulin sensitivity on cardiovascular exercise performance in patients with diabetes.
Now I am exhausted ! But I have millions of ideas !
Dear readers, after an intense period of work on my first operating grant application for CIHR and my first Research Scholar Junior 1 application for FRSQ, I can start breathing again ! Indeed, I have officially (like 10 minutes ago!) submitted my Junior 1 to FRSQ !!! What a relief! As I was writing in my last related post, that was a great experience and hopefully I will have a decent score.
For those completing their own applications, I have a thought for you !!! Keep up the good work !