As you may or may not know. I submitted my 1st ever paper, thats right! 1st ever paper in January of 2014. For those of you who understand the importance of this, I am sure you appreciate the importance of this day, for those who don't well you know where the door is.... However, was not good in the land of academia. I sat and I waited, all through Thailand I waited. I got back from Thailand to find that I had finally gone into review. So I continued to wait, and wait again. I went to Central America and still I waited. I then sent a polite email asking about the progress of my publication, I received an exceptionally rude response, so I decided to go back to waiting. I waited all through Namibia. My second author emailed, he was fobbed off. So we waited some more.
We waited through Christmas Island, my 2nd emailed again in January. No response. So we threatened to leave, we received reply emails but nothing came of that. So yesterday, the camels back was broken by the massive straw of unresponsive editors! I formerly withdrew my paper. Only to receive an ackowledgement email less than 14 hours later, typical!
Now Nicholson, Hassall and Frazier (2015) is free to wander the plains of academia to find another new journal to settle down in.... Hopefully for a permanent home, before it gets shot through the head and consumed by vultures (metaphor has gone astray).
I am also finally typing up my findings from Thailand and hopefully my second paper should be submitted in the next few weeks!