J.B. wrote:As a point of note; I don't approve of the way publications are used as a way to measure a person's quality. They ignore intangibles such as a person getting stuck on a dead end project or advisers who lay out unrealistic expectations.
This is also something that frustrates me. There are too many parameters that are left out when we measure scientist's quality based on number of publications and impact factors.PG
, the number and quality (impact factor) of publications is important for certain companies. It is important both for hiring and for promoting scientists. I know it is not the same for all companies so it is worth checking when you interview for a new place.
Going back to Eli
, I agree with my colleagues, you should focus on those things that you control. It is unfortunate that your former PI won't help you get the paper out more quickly but there is little you can do and you risk burning that bridge. You should focus your energy on getting your current work published before you finish your postdoc so that you don't find yourself again in a similar situation.