Prodigal Academic is now at the "phase of strategic publishing" in her tenure-track appointment. "At this point in my career, I need to think about how, when, and where to publish in terms of my tenure file," she says. As such, Prodigal Academic is working to avoid publication gaps and the possibility of her work being "scooped." It's been particularly difficult to decide when to submit a paper. "I can see the changes in my own work already," she says.