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Rejection of Scientific Papers - Part II

Rejection of Scientific Papers - Part II



Peer review concerns in evaluating scientific manuscripts and ways to avoid rejection

Peer review concerns in evaluating scientific manuscripts and ways to avoid rejection



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    • Manuscript Rejection – Part II Peer Review Concerns and Avoiding Rejection October 2010
      • Peer-Review Concerns
      • Avoiding Rejection
      Manuscript Rejection – Part II
    • Peer Review Concerns - I
      • It is important to keep in mind that the peer reviewer (referee) is a distinguished and recognized scholar, and not an adversary !
      • A referee will typically attempt to address the following concerns:
      • Whether the research or applications thereof are original , and ensuring that plagiarism is not involved
      • If the results or conclusions advance knowledge or understanding
      • The quality, content and style of the article are suitable given the scope and guidelines of the journal
    • Peer Review Concerns - II
      • The paper has a solid theoretical and/or experimental foundation
      • No flaws are evident in:
        • Concept ual basis
        • Experimental methods
        • Analysis techniques
        • Derived conclusions
      • Ample details about new techniques or results are provided, and these appear to be logically sound and reproducible
    • Peer Review Concerns - III
      • The description of the research is clear , concise and free of inconsistencies
      • The analysis and subsequent interpretation of the data are persuasive, in terms of proving the proposed hypotheses , beyond doubt
      • All claims are substantiated with ample evidence , and the reader is not misled, either by design or accident and fabrication or selective reporting of data is not apparent
      • Sufficient and appropriate references are provided indicating
        • Ample knowledge on the part of the author
        • Adequate literature survey
      • Peer-Review Concerns
      • Avoiding Rejection
      Manuscript Rejection – Part II
    • Avoiding Rejection - 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
    • Avoiding Rejection - 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
    • Avoiding Rejection - III
      • There are some proactive measures that an author can take to avoid rejection
      • Plan all facets of research project in advance after due consultation with peers
      • Apply existing techniques correctly and minimize errors of measurement
      • Results should be recorded and interpreted in a completely objective manner
      • All aspects of the research should be effectively communicated
      • Professional editing help should be sought if language or presentation aspects require improvement
      • The appropriate journal should be chosen for publication
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