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January 03, 2013 10:00 AM The Academic Clock

By Andrew Gelman

Daniel Drezner tweets:

I know what he means, but … the flip side of this is that academic publishing is so slow that many of my 2012 publications will in fact appear in 2013. I could sit on my butt and do nothing for the next 364 days and I’d still have a nicely productive year, on paper. And in a pleasant bit of time averaging, some of these already finished projects might not even show up until 2014!

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University.