Bumble bee paper nearly accepted…

2 05 2015

After a long wait and several tricky prior revisions, Peter Kevan, corresponding author on Hamida‘s paper on operant learning and the use of discriminative stimuli by bumble bees, received the below from Insectes Sociaux:

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So that is good news.

He also finally heard from Hamida, who had gone worryingly completely silent after returning to Libya a few months ago. That was a big relief. (And as an aside, yet more good news on the papers front is that we’ve still not been re-rejected by Nature Methods).

But just now Peter got this! (Hoping they’ll tell us the reason at some point…)

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