This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
Calorie labeling in the New England Journal
Yesterday, the New England Journal of Medicine published – online ahead of publication – my Perspective on “Health Care Reform in Action–Calorie Labeling Goes National.”
Never, in the more than 40 years since I published my first scientific paper (see note below), have I had an experience like this one.
Most of the time, academic publishing is a tortuous process, fraught with endless delays, rejections, nit-picking, and humiliation.
Not this time:
- Friday, April 2: Perspective submitted
- Monday, April 5: Perspective accepted, edited, set into page proofs, and queried
- Tuesday, April 6: Queries dealt with and page proofs corrected
- Wednesday, April 7: Figure added and Perspective published online and scheduled for print publication on May 27.
Whew! Let’s hear it for electronic publishing. I think I could get used to this.
Note: I know you are dying of curiosity about that first paper. It appeared in 1968 when I was a budding (alas, never flowering) nucleic acid biochemist: Nestle M, Roberts WK. Separation of ribonucleosides and ribonucleotides by a one-dimensional paper chromatographic system. Analytical Biochemistry 1968;22:349-351.