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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0001

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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