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Hey y'all, 

I worked about 20-30 hours a week in my undergraduate lab for about two years and I just started in a lab position after undergrad but I want to get more experience with publishing. Is it appropriate to approach my undergraduate research advisor about continuing to work remotely with her? One of my coworkers suggested it. Any advice?

 

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Did you help collect data that are potentially publishable? e.g., an honours thesis or study project? Because advisors are unlikely to just hand you a dataset to analyze or a paper to write remotely unless you had some independent role in collecting those data.

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Then it doesn't seem strange to me. e.g., an email that says something like, "I enjoyed the study we ran on X and am interested in getting more writing and maybe publication experience> What do you think? Would it be possible to write it up for a journal?"

The context for my original question was: Students who are in the lab collecting data but had no role in the study conceptualization or design probably wouldn't be involved in the writing an publishing. There are also studies that aren't publishable on their own or form parts of a larger research program. In that case your previous supervisor might want to, respectively, collect more data or write the paper themself (because they have the long term perspective/investment/ownership of the project). 

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