I’ve just received an email from a colleague telling me (well, us) that our paper is now online.
I had totally forgotten that I was on the paper.
I looked at the paper, and had an “oh, yeah” moment – I did some of the analysis for them. This happens to me sometimes, I get asked to help with the analysis of data, and then the person comes back six months later with a further question. I don’t mind that, but in return I hope they don’t mind the blank expression on my face for half a minute as I desperately try and remember what the problem was. Or, in extreme cases, who they are.
Oh, and I can now add 4 names to my list of co-authors who I’ve never met. I’ve even got one paper for which I haven’t met any of my co-authors.
I recently wrote an article (at request of the journal concerned) and the first thing I knew about its publication was when the journal (kindly) sent me some reprints – weeks later. I’m a single author so don’t have your other problem on this occasion!
But it does seem to me that it would be easy enough for publications to send authors an e-mail alert when their articles are pubished, including the pub date and biblio details (including DOI).
why are you saying embrassin,this is god for you that your name is in the paper.