I know my sidebar says that this is where I talk about this non-research related, but I couldn’t help but share today’s “research revelation”: I’m now a cited author!
Yup! Today I got an email alert that someone in SPAIN actually read my paper (published a year ago) and decided that it was SO GOOD that they would CITE IT in their OWN paper! Yahoo!
So I know this probably happens to other researchers all the time, but this was my first cite (apart from the time I cited myself. but that doesn’t count!)
Actually, the post-doc in our lab told me that over 90% of papers never get cited (by anyone other than the authors). Pretty cool!
So today I’ll celebrate that someone in Spain thinks my work is not completely useless :)