The Spectre of Math

July 14, 2010

Deadlines …

Filed under: Mathematics — jlebl @ 5:12 pm

So, early the first fall I was at UIUC (2007), I submitted a paper. It finally got refereed and was accepted in June 2008 (which in retrospect seems pretty quick). I just got the page proofs a few days ago (returned them already). So it took more than two years to get the page proofs. Then there was this funny sentence: “In order to maintain production schedules, we ask that you correct proof promptly and return it within 5 days of receipt.” Emphasis theirs. Apparently, they are in a hurry.

My irony meter broke again. I assume it is OK since it’s the American Mathematical Society. In a more irony/sarcasm sensitive country, I would think they were making fun of me.

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