Re: NANFA-L-- Diversity Indicies

dlmcneely at
Mon, 03 Oct 2005 20:03:02 -0500

For Brian and everyone else who might want to be involved in academic

A thesis, as this thread demonstrates, is not always easy to obtain for
people who might be interested. Yes, it can be borrowed from the
library of the university where it was done, and the person who
produced it can provide copies. But, scientific work should be
published. This one sounds particularly valuable, from the
description. I highly recommend submission.

Many major professors have a standing policy, articulated to their
students, that within some stated period of time, usually a year, a
manuscript should be submitted. Otherwise, the professor, who is
properly an owner of the data also, will write it up and submit it as
first author. Quite legitimate, and the policy has gotten a good bit
of important material into publication that might have slipped through
the cracks.

Dave McNeely

David L. McNeely, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Langston University; P.O. Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050; email: dlmcneely at
telephone: (405) 466-6025; fax: 405) 466-3307
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