I am writing my thesis; I have another 12 months fellowship and time frame to finish my 4 years PhD in Electrical Engineering from one of the country's (In north-western Europe) top universities.
I have published one (as a first author) in the IEEE journal (Impact Factor 9 around). I have submitted another two papers in the so-called A-graded top journal in control theory-related areas; hopefully, they will be accepted and get published in another six months or so.
I am sure, that during my PhD time frame, I will not be able to publish anymore, even if I have 2 other works(papers) almost completed say 70%, and hopefully they will be in the arXive, when I will be graduating next year.
My question is when shall I start applying for a post-doc? Now or when do the other two get accepted?