I know I’m not the only one who is currently working on my 2008 ASA submission.
I have what I think is a really interesting finding. Unfortunately, it’s nestled in a very long and loosely organized paper (mostly because I employ two different methods which are described in great detail). I have two choices – I can substantially revise the long paper to make it better organized or I can cut a bunch of the methodological stuff and present my theoretical background and cool finding in the nice, 20 page format the ASA asks for and save all the ins-and-outs for when I send it out for publication.
The truth is, that would be the first time I’ve ever adhered to the page limit. In the past I’ve fared fairly well with submissions so I’m not sure how I feel about messing with a good thing, but I’m also not sure how much time I want to put into this this week. How many people actually adhere to the page restriction on ASA submissions anyway?