I am a researcher in microbial ecology , currently searching for post doc in European countries. I have publication less than 1 impact factor. Will this hinder my chances of getting selected . Please suggest?
I agree that this is not the best community for this question, since it is not really about biology. But to give a glimpse of an answer:
- Having publications in high rated journals certainly increases your chances of getting a postdoc position.
- It also depends on the general level/rate of publications in your field: in some fields having a few publications after a PhD is normal, while in the others the first publication may appear in press years after you graduate (not counting the thesis).
- Then again, a publication in a top journal does not necessarily testify to one's abilities - e.g., if you are one among a few dozens of authors.
- Networking and personal recommendations are often as important in getting positions as having publications.