Manuscript Submission and Review: My Views and Stories

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Oct 2, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Wei Pan



PubH 8400

December 12, 2012

Manuscript Submission and Review:
My Views and Stories as an Author


How to Choose A Journal


Why to publish?


--

to disseminate your results


--

to advance your career


Factors


Journal reputation, impact factor


Readerships


Review time, open access, publishers etc


A practical approach:


where are the references published?



Some Journals


Example, but not complete, list; debatable


Top Stat methods/theory journals: JASA, JRSS
-
B, Biometrika, Ann
Statist


Top Biostat or applied stat journals: Biometrics, JASA (Case
Studies), JRSS
-
C (Applied Statistics), Ann Applied Statist,
(Controlled) Clinical Trials, …


More specialized Stat journals: JCGS, SADM, JBES, BA, …


Top Machine Learning Journal: JMLR


Bioinformatics and Stat Genetics journals: Nature Genetics, AJHG,
Bioinformatics, Genetic Epidemiology, …




Personal stories


My first (and only one) in
Comm Statist
:
Pan and
Chappell (1998); EMS (EM + Smoothing) algorithm ~ a penalized/regularized
method;


My first (and only one ) in
Controlled Clinical Trials:
Pan (2001); sample size calculations for GEE; the editor at the time?


My first in
Biometrika:

Pan (2001); a small
-
sample size adjustment
in GEE; needed a theory.


My QIC paper in
Biometrics
:
Pan (2001); model selection in
GEE; my most highly cited paper; implemented in SAS Genmod and other
packages.

More stories


My first in
Bioinformatics:
Pan (2002), stat analysis of
microarray data; barely got published; now my 2
nd

most highly cited.


My first in
Genetic Epi:
Pan (2009);


testing H0: b1=b2=…=bk in a GLM:


g(u)=b0+X1*b1+X2*b2+…+Xk*bk; X1,…, Xk are correlated;


use the Wald (or Score or LR) test?


Surprises: in forming a test stat, 1) incorrect assuming b1=b2=…=bk; 2)
incorrectly ignoring the correlations among the estimates of b’s;



Finally


Of course I have bad ones: rejected after 1
or 2 revisions (after 2 or 3 years); some
comments are not nice; …


Most important: don’t give up! Do what you
are interested in.


I look forward to hearing your own stories,
hopefully successful ones…