So I've been doing research in star formation for about 2 years and we're going to publish a ~new theory~ soon...I'll be first author but I don't think the paper will be published by the time I apply to grad school(this fall gag)
How do I explain this? I've done all the work and the paper is for all intents and purposes done, but nothing official. I worked with a very well renowned theorist but I'm really nervous that not having any publications will seriously hurt my chances of getting into grad school. Any advice is VERY APPRECIATED!!!!