Why my papers are like fine wine

Because they’re mostly not cited often, indicating that they can only be appreciated by a cultivated elite. If everybody and their mother was citing me, that would mean my papers were the scientific equivalent of Two Buck Chuck.

At least, that’s what I like to tell myself. And my Head of Department.

p.s. This thought opens a whole universe of new adjectives to describe my work.

p.p.s. I’m actually more of a beer drinker, so I prefer to think my papers are more like this than like this.

7 thoughts on “Why my papers are like fine wine

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