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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science$
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Michael Hochberg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001

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Planting Your Flag

Planting Your Flag

(p.3) 1 Planting Your Flag
An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Michael Hochberg

Oxford University Press

Science works through the publication of results. Sometimes results confirm previous findings, others they are a new discovery. Either way, results only have effects when they are actually made available to the scientific community. Delaying publication may mean that what was a discovery is now a confirmatory finding. This chapter explains why it is important to “plant your flag” as a personal achievement, a necessity for career development and a gain for the scientific community.

Keywords:   Discovery, momentum, reputation, precedence, priority

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