Dealing with reviews–the work of getting your paper accepted

Fetzer, John
June 2004
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jun2004, Vol. 379 Issue 3, p323
Academic Journal
The article focuses on several aspects of reviews for assessing the manuscripts. Good reviews are easy to deal with. Praise is readily accepted. Those that accept a paper without changes are pleasantly unexpected since such reviews are usually only a small fraction. In contrast, negative reviews can be both ego deflating and difficult. Rejection is hard to accept for anyone on anything, but that does not mean it is not warranted. Getting a manuscript published despite initial negative reviews is possible. Almost all manuscripts receive some negative reviews. Every author should understand that any scientist, even the most successful and renowned, has received a negative review of a manuscript.


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