Or has it? FIONA MACDONALD . 9 Common Reasons for Rejection. When an editor sends a paper back for major revisions, it means they think it may be suitable for their journal after quite a lot more work. It is very surprising that we had a manuscript rejected based on priority issues despite the fact that reviewers' comments are very positive with one of them declaring no specific issues about the paper!

After two months of hearing nothing I wrote the editor who simply responded that they had not heard anything from reviewers. Hi fellow labrats, I'm on my PhD. As you open the letter a wave of anger sweeps through your body. As a scientist, there are few things more soul-crushing than spending months or years working on a paper, only to have it rejected by your journal of choice - especially when you really feel like you're onto something important.

Yet status is "Waiting for Revision"? How to Read and Respond to a Journal Rejection Letter Vivian Siegel Public Library of Science Zena Werb University of California, San Francisco A fter putting your best work and thoughts and efforts into a manuscript and sending it off for publication, the day of decision arrives. However you will see below that the reasons for rejection are universal ones. As a scientist, there are few things more soul-crushing than spending months or years working on a paper, only to have it rejected by your journal of choice - especially when you really feel like you're onto something important. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Jan 2018 Martin Caon. If the Editor rejected your paper as out of scope, explain why it is relevant for the audience of the journal (if it is! Another 30% or so are rejected after review .

As you open the letter a wave of anger sweeps through your body.

How to Read and Respond to a Journal Rejection Letter Vivian Siegel Public Library of Science Zena Werb University of California, San Francisco A fter putting your best work and thoughts and efforts into a manuscript and sending it off for publication, the day of decision arrives. Perhaps I should have used “the APESM journal” instead of “medical physics journals” in the heading for this section. ), and what you can do to make this clearer in the paper.

If your paper has been rejected prior to peer review due to lack of subject fit, then find a new journal to submit your work to and move on. Yes. It is uncommon for a paper to be accepted for publication without changes – most papers are revised at least once in light of comments from reviewers and editors. After revising the paper according to the comments we had received we were promised a quick second review of about a month, so that the paper would be published faster (the topic is rather “hot” and we want to be first with it). Rudolf Emil Kalman was an American mathematician, electrical engineer and inventor. Articles get rejected for all manner of reasons, from easy to avoid errors and oversights, to simply falling outside of the journal’s scope. Two months ago I submitted my paper to one of the nature journals. However, if you receive a rejection after your paper has been reviewed, you will have a rich source of information about possible improvements that you could make.

Share this Article; Facebook; Twitter; Email; LinkedIn; Nobody likes rejection. If the reviews are contradictory, argue to the Editor why he or she should pay more attention to the positive review, rather than the negative one. If you’ve spent a lot of time and effort on your latest paper, only to have it turned down, it’s going to hurt.

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Your paper has been rejected! If the Editor rejected your paper as out of scope, explain why it is relevant for the audience of the journal (if it is! I find rejection — and even negative review comments associated with major revisions — very difficult. 8 Scientific Papers That Were Rejected Before Going on to Win a Nobel Prize . If your paper has been rejected prior to peer review due to lack of subject fit, then find a new journal to submit your work to and move on. 19 AUGUST 2016 .

I would like to share a small story that one of my favourite professors said in class while he was teaching the ‘Kalman Filter’ , as a part of Estimation Theory. FIONA MACDONALD . Yet, we were also told to submit a revised paper within 6 weeks that addresses the comments made by the reviewers.

“Revise before review; Reject without review; Reject after review”: why manuscripts are rejected. How to review revised manuscripts. A PDF file should load here.