Comments and advice on how to read a journal’s rejection letter

By ASN Staff

Stephen Heard, an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick and previously faculty at the University of Iowa, recently published a short blog detailing how best to read and react to a rejection letter after submitting your work to a journal.

His insights are worthwhile and makes for good advice when confronted with a rejection, including:

- “…it’s true that a rejection letter closes the door for your manuscript at Journal X. But this is a delay, not the end of the story, for your manuscript: nearly every rejected manuscript finds a new home in some form”.

- “Think twice, and set yourself a high bar to convince yourself, before concluding that a criticism is mistaken”.

- “… do not write the snappy comeback that you so very much want to write. Put the rejection away for a couple of days, and then read it again with a little more perspective”.

Click here to read the full blog.

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Stephen Heard, an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick and previously faculty at the University of Iowa, recently published a short blog detailing how best to read and react to a rejection letter after submitting your work to a journal.

His insights are worthwhile and makes for good advice when confronted with a rejection, including:

- “…it’s true that a rejection letter closes the door for your manuscript at Journal X. But this is a delay, not the end of the story, for your manuscript: nearly every rejected manuscript finds a new home in some form”.

- “Think twice, and set yourself a high bar to convince yourself, before concluding that a criticism is mistaken”.

- “… do not write the snappy comeback that you so very much want to write. Put the rejection away for a couple of days, and then read it again with a little more perspective”.

Click here to read the full blog.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017