Describe a research narrative
In my previous post I speculated about good ways to publish papers that do not really contribute an original new insight, but connect the dots – explain how previously published papers belong together.
I posted this as a question what to do on Twitter and Mastodon, which lead to these results:
More interestingly than the recommendation that I could submit to a predatory journal (ok, I suggested such answers) are the recommendations about which I did not know yet:
- Daan van Esch mentioned the Big Picture Workshop at EMNLP 2023 with exactly the goal publishing and discussion research narratives.
- Leon Dercyznski, the editor of NEJLT, pointed out that NEJLT letters are also a good place to publish such papers.
- Irene mentioned Cambridge University Press Elements Series.
- Arnav mentioned ACM Computing Surveys as an option, which also ask for short surveys.
I did not know about any of these options. I did not make up my mind yet, but I really like that very focused workshop. I might also write an article in one of these journals.
What does that mean for this blog? Well, I think I’ll still plan to write blog posts about my research, but I’ll make them comparably short and high level. I still think that our research should also be accessible without knowing all the details that are often required to understand the papers we write. And as I am not one of these people who are regularly asked my the general media to talk about my work, blog posts still might be a good way to communicate the things that I care about.
Thanks to everybody on twitter and mastodon to provide feedback!