I'm the first author of a research project that I've been working on since freshman year. My professor wants to delay the submission of my paper because she wants to reverse the order of manuscripts to increase the importance of my paper to the field of study. The downfall is that I really can't put it on my AMCAS since I'm turning it in June since the publication would come out in August-October. I already have attended and presented at numerous conferences so the field boxes on AMCAS should be of no concern. If I send an update letter with the abstract of the study the "post-secondary" season, will it have more of an impact than if I somehow squeeze it in to put it on my AMCAS? I think the manuscript is more of a high value and I'm not sure if it would be more potent when submitting my AMCAS or if it will even be ready by secondaries which means I have to tell them post-secondaries. My grades aren't stellar, it's something like a 3.25, and I haven't taken my MCAT yet. Anyone else face such problems? Please give your suggestions/comments.