The 2018 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Report was released on April 29th, 2019. The report summarizes how ASN has progressed in its goal of leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professional and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.
Jente Ottenburghs, a postdoc at Uppsala University in Sweden, recently wrote up a piece outlining the rejections from multiple journals it took until he was able to be published. Though he focuses on ornithology, his experience is similar to that shared by many authors submitting manuscripts to publications.
Mr. Ottenburghs sent his manuscript to 17 journals in 2013 and he claims that in hindsight they were “a wild goose chase. The idea was interesting but not feasible…However, [his] fruitless attempts introduced [him] to the peer-review system of publishing and helped [him] improve [his] scientific writing skills”.