Blogger The Happy Scientist asks “How long is too long?” when waiting to hear back from co-authors who are reviewing a manuscript prior to submission. The author writes that “gentle reminders” are appropriate after three weeks of no response and that “serious complaining” may start at around three months of silence. Her queries echo those of blogger Isis, who posed a similar question in February. “I can't imagine making an ultimatum to an advisor or coauthor who made a major contribution, but I can imagine engaging in hard-core whining,” The Happy Scientist writes.
'How Long is Too Long?'
Mar 03, 2010