Why the Delay?

Graduate student Ryan O'Donnell and his colleagues looked into time delays between when a project is completed and when the paper is submitted, reports The Scientist. O'Donnell had seen a 2002 Nature paper that examined the lag time from submission to publication — which was found to be months longer for conservation and applied ecology journals than other biological fields — and he wondered about the submission delay.

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