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发信人: zhchch (zhch120), 信区: Immigration
标  题: 二月TSC EB1A DIY PP Approved + 感想
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Fri Feb 25 19:53:52 2011, 美东)

这次是二进宫了,先报告一下timeline

RD: 01/22/11
PP:02/14/11
AD:02/18/11(网上状态还是initial review,approval notice 是今天收到的)

出去腐败了,回来再汇报细节。。。

腐败归来,除了刚拿到信的时候咆哮了几声,现在好像也没什么感觉了,140这个浪费生命的东西,
还是早点开始早点结束的好。先补充一下背景,明天再说说感想,希望队大家会有帮助

背景:
1.US PhD, engineering; now a researcher/engineer in company
2. 8 journal papers, 1 book chapter (5 first authored),several
conference abstracts; the latest paper was published in 2009; the latest
1st-author paper published in 2007;
3. 3 patent disclosures (no application # yet), not publication, just
used to support "continue to work in the area of extraordinary ability"
4. five 1st-authored Top 25 Hottest of Sciencedirect
5. one 2nd-authored paper most-cited, most-accessed, hot paper for
multiple years.
6. ISI independent citation ~425 (hot topic...)
7. 5 reference letters for contributions: 2 US, two Europe, one Asia.
(all independent; 1 from industry, 2 from university, 2 from national
research institute; 推荐信跟以前一样,二进宫没有提交phd老板的推荐信).
8. 38 reviews from 12 journals
9. one support letter from editor regarding my selection as judge and my
review work ; one reference letter mentioned in #7 also has paragraphs
commending my review work and qualifications.
10. one letter from current boss in company to support "continue to work
in the area of extraordinary ability".
11. NO media report; NO reward...

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修改了一下标题,不希望“大水”误导大家。

关于背景:从09年到现在,我在板上潜水的时间够长了,自我感觉我的背景below average吧,引
用算是一个强点但多是因为当年的课题是hot topic的缘故,而且2/3的引用是由一片二作贡献的。
review也还可以,跟第一次申请比有了长足的进步,但是review其实是最容易论述和提高的一点,
广发“志愿帖”就一定能在较短的时间内得到量的提升。根据我看过的板上的案例和从律师那里咨询到
的,媒体报道和award是最能吸引眼球的移民官最喜欢看到的客观证据。所以这两项强的同学不需要
担心引用的多少。


关于petition letter:本版有很多高人的模板可以借鉴,我主要采用了shhyoung的列证方式
(以图表为主,论述为辅);当然模板的结构在那里,列证的顺序,内容还得根据自己背景精雕细
琢。除了shhyoung的,我还大力推荐ssaanndd,  Doubleminute两位的力作;ssaanndd那个
可以customized的“ISI quality ranking"对我来说很好用;doubleminute的简洁直接也很
有启发。shhyoung, ssaanndd 还有Doubleminute版上大家都能找到,我自己的因为要给朋友
share就不公布了,下面简单例一下结构和我觉得比较特殊的考虑,也许对跟我背景相似的朋友有
用:
I. I AM AN ALIEN OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

A. EXCEPTIONAL AUTHORSHIP
I have authored 17 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapter, and
conference presentations published in five different internationally
recognized journals, one book series, and six different scientific
events. [因为我只有8篇journal文章,就索性把会议的东西给揉到了一起,给出一个总数,这里
也是我唯一次提到publication总数量。]

1. My articles are published in the leading journals in XX field.
Table 1. Information on journals which published my articles

2. My publications have had a significant impact in my field.

2.1 My publications have been frequently accessed by other
scientists in the field of my endeavor
Table 2. Access Ranking of My Journal Articles [top 25, most-accessed,
hot paper..统统列在这里;对了,因为有多篇top25文章,我曾经试图想让sciencedirect给
我写封信说登上top25多么不易多篇登上更是不易,结果他们只愿意写信给我公正我有多个top25,
但是那个信有"congratulate ...remarkable achievement and the influence of
your work on scholarly research globally",所以我也被用上了小吹了一番;不知道有
多大作用,但是我在第一申请回复RFE就有使用,结果还是悲剧。]

2.2 My publications have been frequently cited by other scientists.
Table 3. Citation record of my journal articles from ISI Web of Science
Figure 1. The independent citation average of my articles published
since 2005 is much higher than those published by my peers in 2005 in
five most prestigious journals in XXX field

2.3 My articles are frequently cited by many internationally
renowned journals across multiple disciplinary.
Table 4. Ranking and impact factors of exemplary journals citing my
articles

2.4 My articles are the top-cited papers.
Table 5. My First-authored Papers are Top Cited Receiving more Citations
than Others
Figure 2. My first-authored papers received more citations compared to
others published in the same year with the same topics


3. My publications have had received sustained international
acclaims in a short time.

3.1 My research findings have received international recognition
shortly after publication
Figure 3. The annual citation record of my journal articles from 2006 to
2010

3.2 My publications have broad impacts and were cited worldwide.
Table 6. The international impact of my articles on scientists working
in different fields (# of citing authors; # of citing institutes; # of
citing countries; # of citing fields)
Figure 4. LAODA小油灯图

4. I am superior to my peers in the areas I published journal
articles. [总结证据1-3,重申各种top ranking,拿引用和平均引用做文章进行各种比较以证
明top percentage;请参考shhyoung's 的petition letter]

B. SIGNIFICANT ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS
1. I have made extraordinary original contributions in the areas of
XXX relating to a broad range of industries including but not limit to
XXX. [然后列举贡献一二三]As discussed above and objectively evidenced
earlier in the section A, my original contributions have generated
significant impact worldwide and sustained a high international acclaim.
The following part of this section (B) will further prove the major
significance of my extraordinary contributions to the areas XXX.

2. My scientific discoveries have been cited broadly across the
world and heavily discussed in top REVIEW articles by leading scientists
in the field.

3. My findings have been used as a basis to design, test and
support important research works by numerous famous research
laboratories worldwide.
[先给出两篇最出彩的引用,包括引用人的资历,国家,引文的具体内容和引用的统计数据;然后用一
个表格列举更多的例子]
Table 7. Examples of the research work to which my findings have
contributed.

4. The significance of my contributions is evidenced by the fact
that my work has been selected to be presented in top conferences, I
have been invited to publish my original discoveries by leading journals
and I have been requested to give scientific advice by researchers from
leading company and university. (Table 8例证)

5. My original contributions have been widely recognized by the
research community and have been well received worldwide as shown by the
following facts: [用了10个bullet重新highlight了在Section A-Publication里用到
过的数据,如top25,hot paper,citation number, top %, etc...]

6. My original contributions have been featured as further reading
by academic science programs, highlighted and emulated by dissertations
thesis, and applied to the development of proprietary commercial
technologies of corporation.
Table 9.  My original contributions were featured in academic science
programs, dissertation thesis, government reports, and corporation
patents. [都是辛苦google出来的]

7. My preeminence in my field has been recognized by leading
scientists in the XXX field independently such as XXX member Prof. XXX,
XXX Award winning entrepreneur Dr. XXX, lead scientists Drs. XXX and XXX
who are working on XXX, and XXX fellow Prof. XXX.
Table 10.  Leading scientists outside of my circle of colleagues
testified my contributions and preeminence in the field. [我之所以这次没有
提交phd老板的推荐信,一是因为我认为在推荐人本身不是身份不是特别出彩的情况下(如炸药奖得
主,院士等大牛牛)推荐信本身就是只是一个软装饰,作用有限,我整个petition letter几乎没
有quote任何推荐信;二是我老板是某杂志主编,而这个杂志是我主要review的杂志之一
(25%)]

C. JUDGING THE WORK OF OTHER SCIENTISTS

1. I have been consistently called upon to serve as a judge for
many leading international journals to critique the work of others for
accuracy, innovativeness, and importance to the field.
Table 11.  I have been invited and completed 38 times to review work of
others scientists

2. The inviting journals are well-respected and highly-read
international publications and I have yet to publish papers on most of
them, reflecting my sustained international acclaim.
Table 12.  I have been invited by 12 leading international journals
despite not having published on most of them

3. Editors-in-Chief and Editors of leading journals testified that
my selection as judge is due to my international reputation in the
field. [这一部分论述很关键,建议大家一定要专门强调,用editor’s supporting letter
和一些invitation letter]

4. I have been solicited to evaluate the work of peer scientists
from worldwide, attesting to my widespread reputation of extraordinary
expertise in the field. 
Table 13. I have been invited to assess the scientific work from 16
different countries

5. My scientific advice has been repeatedly affirmed to be of great
value to their work by peer scientists worldwide.
[有几篇文章给了major revision编辑让重申revised version,从the author feedback
里找了一些作者认可我点评的句子]

另外关于review,板上常有人问提交什么证据,invitation letter 和 thank you letter
都可以,但是我为了刻意回避老板是某杂志主编可能给我申请带来的副作用,我用的是我review提
交以后的打印页。这里还有一个好处是,我行文罗嗦,review comment通常1.5到2页,打印我的
comment有可能显示我工作的认真,IO可能会认为这人能密密麻麻提出这么多看法,应该还是有一定
水平的,而不是regular research activity.



关于律师:2010年我第一次申请请了中国律师,感觉他们还是很负责的,但是也很刻板,坚持他们的
惯用格式;律师请来通常是给你省事的,但我偏偏又是劳心的人,写了20多页的personal
summary(律师的模板只有5页)供他们起草推荐信,但其实最后被用到的内容不超过20%;在他们
起草petition letter之前,我又按照板上的经验精心总结n页论据,结果被用量不超过5%;因为
我第一次申请曲折颇多,NOID 和 RFE 都有碰到,对于怎么回复和证据的使用,跟律师也是频起摩
擦,有时真是身心俱疲,但还得表面上和气一片,因为案子毕竟是自己的,他们大不了不拿approve
以后的费用,但损失的时间和精力却是自己的;到我第一次申请最终悲剧,律师还表达对我干涉他们
工作过多的不满。。。所以关于律师,如果你象我一样喜欢操心劳神,那么最好还是DIY,这样一切
尽在掌握,就算你请律师是为了省时间,你会发现你其实花掉了更多的时间;否则的话,律师还是不
错的选择,不得不承认他们的文笔还是不错得,最大的好处是=你的summary一旦完成,你的case就
上了日程,不象DIY得不断自我监督检讨,或者需要LD帮助来保证进程。。。case比较弱的也建议上
DIY,因为只有精心的包装才能提高你的机会,最精心的包装才能把你的机会提高到极限,而只有你
自己才会给自己最精心的包装,从petition letter 到 exhibit 到 assemble...


关于PP:很让人纠结的一个问题。律师都强烈不建议PP,这里有私因也有公因,PP更容易招惹
RFE/NOID可能是一个事实,但是等上5,6个月甚至更长的时间被RFE/NOID也是多不胜数,我更愿
意相信板上曾经某个ID的高论”决定该不该PP的不是你的case够不够强,而是你的材料组织的够不够
好“。这里我理解的”好“可以概括为”逻辑清晰,可读性强,包装到位“。很多时候早一点知道结果比
结果本身更重要。

用心就有好运气,希望大家一切顺利






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※ 修改:·zhchch 於 Feb 28 02:04:30 2011 修改本文·[FROM: 70.138.]
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