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A description of journal and research considerations in the rejection of papers submitted to scientific journals

A description of journal and research considerations in the rejection of papers submitted to scientific journals

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    • Manuscript Rejection – Part I Journal Considerations and Research Aspects October 2010
      • Introduction
      • Journal Considerations
      • Research Aspects
      • Rejection Statistics
      Manuscript Rejection – Part I
    • Introduction - I
      • Researcher apprehensions ( publish-or-perish ):
        • Competition with other research groups
        • Career advancement (e.g. need to obtain tenure)
        • Ensuring continued and additional future funding
      • Avoiding paper rejection (focus on fundamentals):
        • Good research practices
        • Suitable and professional presentation of results
    • Introduction - II
      • Some worrying statistics :
        • “ It has been estimated that one-third of the authors who have a manuscript rejected not only abandon the manuscript, but the entire line of research on which it was based.” (Belcher, 2006)
      • Silver lining :
        • “ Data indicate that many Nobel Prize winning authors have had their award-winning work initially rejected.” (Shepherd, 1995)
        • “ On average, over half the manuscripts rejected are ultimately published elsewhere.” (Weller, 2001)
      • Introduction
      • Journal Considerations
      • Evaluation of Presentation Aspects
      • Rejection Statistics
      Manuscript Rejection – Part I
    • Journal Considerations - I
      • The choice of the research journal is especially important
      • Understand the scope and guidelines of the journal
        • Subject matter is consistent with the scope of the journal
        • Prescribed rules are followed for formatting the text
        • The figures/graphs are publication quality
        • The tables are presented in the appropriate format
      • Determine the match between the article and journal impact
      • if the research and presentation are of the quality expected by the journal
    • Journal Considerations - II
      • Language skills are appropriate, as required by the journal
      • Excessive technical terminology should not be used
      • Article should provide a coherent description of the research
      • Description should be well organized
      • Page/word limit should be strictly followed
      • In general, adhering to these broad guidelines will reduce the chances of rejection
      • Introduction
      • Overall Research Considerations
      • Research Aspects
      • Rejection Statistics
      Manuscript Rejection – Part I
    • Research Aspects - I
      • The article should not be found to be deficient in one or more of the following:
      • Originality
        • Concepts or results should be novel
        • Work should not be derived from or duplicate existing research
        • Theoretical framework and assumptions should be well established and correlated with the data
      • Methodology
        • Proven techniques should be correctly employed
        • Unsuitable methods should not be used
        • New approaches should be adequately or convincingly justified
    • Research Aspects - II
      • Quality
        • Equipment/samples of sufficient quality should be used
        • Data should be accurately recorded
        • Systematic and statistical errors should be appropriately treated
        • Reproducibility of the experiments/calculations should not be suspect
      • Relevance/Significance
        • Research should be relevant for the specific sub-field or in terms of broad appeal
        • It should lead to a sufficient advancement of the field
      • Introduction
      • Overall Research Considerations
      • Research Aspects
      • Rejection Statistics
      Manuscript Rejection – Part I
    • Rejection statistics
      • The reasons for, and rate of
      • rejection of manuscripts are
      • dependent on a number of
      • factors, and in general, may
      • be unique to every situation.
      • Certain trends can be isolated
      • Rejection rates are not directly
      • related to the number of papers
      • submitted
      • For journals which receive an
      • extremely large number of
      • submissions, the rejection
      • rate is necessarily high
      Data from: Rejection Rates: Atmospheric Science Journals David M. Schultz American Meteorological Society, Feb. 2010 DOI: 10.1175/2009BAMS2908.1
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