my professor stated that my thesis has potential to be published in a scientific journal.
I have not come into contact with publishing in journals yet.
He advised me to put my empirical results, which I sent him, into concise writing as is done in journal articles.
Overall, I feel happy to receive such a good feedback. At the same time, however, I do have the feelings of impostor syndrome creeping up. That is:
- I personally feel the research that I have done not "that" impressive - I simply extended a model to an empirical question in finance/economics and have new results
- I feel a certain sense of pressure that my professor thinks that I am a much "better" (smarter) academic researcher than I actually am
Additionally, I am not one hundred percent sure what I am getting myself into. I've read on other threads that it is extremely rare that the results of one thesis are enough to be published. I went into the writing process of the thesis with the mindset to get done and over with it around a certain date - I don't really see with which resources I could shoulder further review requests down the road, as I am not going to enroll in a PhD program for now.
On the other hand, I feel that my concerns might be exaggerated. In the field of my thesis, my professor is a leading researcher with tons of publications. Following that, I strongly assume that he has the ability to gauge whether it makes sense to submit the piece.
Overall I am elated with the feedback. At the same time much more anxious than before!