Questions tagged [rejection]

Questions on rejecting or being rejected, as relates to a manuscript, graduate school application, dissertation, or other academic endeavor.

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Resubmission after Rejection

My manuscript is rejected by the editor after receiving the reviewer's comments. The rejection is based on the comments from the reviewers. Two reviewers rated my manuscript as important. I received a ...
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I discovered a mistake in my application after being accepted to a master's program. What should I do? Will my offer be rescinded?

I have been accepted to Duke for the MS in ECE program for Fall 2021. I just checked my proof of application and there has been an error. It lists my minor as "Economics" whereas I have no ...
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Do superficially encouraging statements within rejection letters for faculty job applications mean anything?

Over the past few years, I have written a lot of job applications for permanent academic positions. None of these have been successful. I have been interviewed a few times, but mostly I have received ...
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How to not let paper rejection affect you? [duplicate]

At times I am really frustrated with constant rejections when the papers just fail to make it to acceptance. And if this keeps happening for quite some time, especially when your peers are moving on, ...
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Rejection because the paper is too specialised

I submitted a manuscript into a (maths) journal a while ago. Today I received a decision e-mail saying that they have to reject my paper because it is too specialised for their journal. I belive this ...
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How hard is it to get into a good Postdoc position (or advance in Academia generally) after coming from a generally mediocre place?

I am a young theoretical physicist who's currently enrolled in his final year of masters studies and I've started searching for doctoral programs. I've started applying to PhD programs which have a ...
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Why is my paper constantly being rejected despite supervisory team being very happy with it?

I am in my fourth year of my PhD, a rather rocky journey which has involved my original supervisor being fired with little to no notice and various interruptions due to COVID. I am working in the ...
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The paper was rejected previosly, how to mention it in cover letter? [duplicate]

Our paper was recently rejected after peer review. All the reviewers point out roughly the same issues (some unnecessary things are to be removed, some necessary ones are to be added) and the editor ...
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Significant new developments since rejected paper — do I still try to publish the original one?

I'm working on a topic in engineering and submit a paper to a journal about 6 months ago (which I also posted on ArXiV). The paper was recently rejected. Since the original submission, I've made ...
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When should one recommend rejection of a manuscript versus major revisions? [closed]

Is there any good way to determine when it appropriate to reject a manuscript versus merely recommending major revisions? I.e., at what point do you declare a manuscript a lost cause? I understand ...
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How to proceed after reject & resubmit

I recently got a reject & resubmit which usually would not bother me too much, however, this case is a bit special: The specific journal runs a single-blind peer review process. One review was ...
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Can a rejected paper with no resubmission allowed be resubmitted to the same journal after changing content and heading of the paper?

I got rejection from IEEE WCL with no resubmission allowed. Thereafter, I improved the paper significantly with addition of more analysis spending 8+ months on the paper. Can/Should I submit my paper ...
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Receiving a “Major Revision” After undergoing a “Minor Revision”

I submitted my article earlier this year in January. After 5 months i received a "Major revision", there was 3 different reviewers, and they made very relevant comments, that i found very ...
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Dilemma: Where to publish?

I am an early career researcher from India. I had earned a PhD from a top European University four years ago and then I moved to my home country early this year. I have been working on a century old ...
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Are there any positives/negatives in this rejection email ? or, it is just a desk rejection?

I received the following rejection email today : Dear Prof. XXX, This message concerns the manuscript XXXX by XXX submitted to XXXXX journal. Informal consultations with possible reviewers have ...
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Can I contact the referee if I know their identity after a double-blind reviewing process?

The referee process is technically double blind but I managed to figure out the identity of the referee by writing style. I am 100% sure about this finding. The referee rejected my paper and I cannot ...
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Failed the preliminary PhD exam because the committee members rejected my already accepted publication

My paper got accepted in a very high-ranking peer-reviewed conference and will be published in the proceedings. However, my university PhD committee members are saying it is ‘weak’ and they did not ...
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No mention of previous work = reject?

I am asked to review a paper for a fairly highly regarded conference. The paper presents some 'novel' algorithms to do a particular job, but it fails to mention any of the various related previous ...
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Reviewers’ comments are not sufficient to reject my paper, what to do?

Recently I received a rejection letter from a journal editor (including some comments). However, when I checked the reviewers comments (from two reviewers), I found that their comments do not seem to ...
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How do I turn down a project I'm not interested in anymore?

I'm an undergraduate student, and I recently got in touch with a postdoc at an institution different from mine - since I was quite interested in her research work. Now, after a few weeks (haven't ...
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How to deal with this rejection email from the journal Mathematics of Computation?

I am an undergraduate student, and i had submitted a paper manuscript to Mathematics of Computation, I choose this journal because of my supervisor, who advised me to submit my paper to this journal, ...
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Dealing with rejection anxiety as a reviewer

I am not very experienced as a reviewer, and I often find myself stressing over recommending rejection, even for the articles which I think are clearly low-quality and unsuitable for publication in a ...
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Misreading of review by editor

I submitted a paper to a journal in pure mathematics and got a rejection mail 5 month afterwards, which essentially said that having two referee reports available they couldn't publish it. So I read ...
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Could a journal reject an article due to the style or quality of accompanying code?

I'm a student working on a doctoral thesis. We're working on a paper for which I've done most of the coding for the statistical analysis (the field is microbio/bioinformatics). I'm new to coding and ...
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Cannot publish my research as I am a sole author

I am a Dr in Statistic. At my PhD journey, I developed four new ideas. During my study, I tried to publish my first paper. Therefore, I sent it to three different high-quality journals. They all ...
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Split paper into two, one was accepted, is it fine to negotiate the rejected paper to be accepted?

I had a paper ready for journal publication, but decided to break it into 2 conference papers and submitted them to a conference. Now, one of them is accepted but the other one is rejected! The thing ...
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Can a poor work history reduce your chances of acceptance into graduate school and/or later securing a tenure-track position? [closed]

In my last post (re: financial feasibility of grad. school), I mentioned having a poor work history (I'm 38 and haven't worked except for a few years of self-employment years ago), and some said that ...
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Can a graduate school change its decision, from rejection to acceptance?

I have heard stories that graduate schools revoke their offers because of various reasons, such as lying in the application and some other serious misconducts. As the title suggests, can the ...
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“Editor invited” to “Decision in Process” [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to World Scientific journal for a week ago. The "Editor invited" status stayed since the submission, and then it changed to "Decision in Process" directly. It seems strange. ...
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Should I resubmit? [duplicate]

I received the following rejection letter from the journal editor. It does not look like “rejection and resubmission” to me. Should I revise and resubmit? Is there any chance of acceptance? ... I ...
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Master’s program rejection with no reason. How to appeal? [closed]

I recently applied for a master’s program and I fulfill all their requirements. In addition, the application fee was around 100 USD that had to be paid in advance. I got the following answer today: ...
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Rejection from a legitimate journal, with reviewers recommending me to try a Beall's list journal

Recently I received a rejection by the editor of SCI Expanded journal (which I consider to be a legitimate journal): The reviewer's comments (just a few days after I submitted the manuscript): ...
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Should I refuse the invitation to review a paper which I recommended for rejection? What should I do if I suspected who wrote this paper?

1) I have been invited to review the revision of a paper that I recommended for rejection. I cannot see the updated paper before accepting or declining this second reviewing invitation. Would it be ...
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Rejecting a offer after accepting it (PhD US - Europe) [duplicate]

I recently was offered a PhD position at a prestigious university in Europe (ETH), but the project is in a subject indirectly related to my field. I actually focused on applications mostly in the US, ...
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Can I include review scores in CV?

I have submitted a manuscript to a CS conference, and it was rejected but with decent scores given by the reviewers (just under the accept treshold). If I list the manuscript as a preprint in my CV, ...
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Will I get rejected because PI cannot show funding? [closed]

I applied to Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for PhD program. I have talked with PI before submitting the application. I have 3.9 GPA from Master , 2 publications and one paper as ...
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Rejected an offer and then became interested (a bad decision I made)

Three months ago, a professor has offered to me a research position at his university with high salary, and I rejected it because I wanted to join a master's program. Unfortunately, I made a bad ...
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Short rejection after two years [closed]

I've submitted a short paper to a well-known cs journal. It got rejected after two years with the below one para explanation. While I admit that the submission was not strong, I feel cheated because ...
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Response to referee after rejection

I recently had a paper rejected: both referees pointed to a unique issue with our work. One referee's criticism was fair, hence I feel the rejection decision was fair. The other referee however, ...
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What could be the reasons to be rejected as a Doctoral Candidate in Germany? [closed]

Referencing my question here and the multiple suggestions to ask here as well. What could be the reasons for (so far) only getting rejections on my applications as Doctoral Candidate? Are there ...
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Sending email to editor about reason of rejection of paper

My manuscript was rejected without sending to peer review, of course the editor whom I sent my paper is an expert in my field and he rejected it without any report. (it took one and half month with ...
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Awaiting EIC Decision for more than 1 month

I have submitted a paper in a journal's special issue. In the first notification, I got a major revision. After submitting the revision it goes through (awaiting for reviewer selection -> awaiting for ...
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Submitting a paper to a conference whose scientific committee includes an academic from a grad school you want to enroll

I am planning to submit my paper to an international conference. The level of the conference might be high considering my paper and for my academic background at the moment. My paper can fit in one of ...
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accepted, rejected, or requests for changes in special issue

Recently, I have gone through a special issue of a journal and in the special issue, in notification to the author section, it's mentioned that Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either ...
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Sharing referee/AE report online to point out a grievous error in refereeing

I submitted a short note to a math journal providing a counterexample to a result in literature that had first appeared in that very journal. After eight months, I heard from the journal. It was a ...
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What does it mean when a paper is rejected but encourages resubmission without a suggestion of new experiments?

My paper has been rejected but encouraged re-submission. The reviewers were overall positive said it was well written and that all the analyses were correct. The problems pointed out were changes to ...
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Average rejection response time after a PhD interview [closed]

More than one week ago I had a PhD interview with a British university which probably has so many applicants on a rolling basis but I have not yet received the final result of my application. I wonder ...
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No response from Journal editor after misinformed rejection

I recently submitted an article to a journal, which was later rejected. But the grounds for rejection were completely unfounded. Also, a few oddities stand out with regards to the rejection. ...
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What to do with repeated rejections for PhD position

Background: I have been applying for a PhD in the last three years to more than 150 positions, very much specific to my skills and background. I only applied when I found positions' requirements ...
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Manuscript status changed immediately from “With the Editor” to “Decision in Process”

I submitted a manuscript in a journal (Springer) and after 3 days the status of my MS changed to "With the Editor" followed by "Decision in Process" after 5 days. My MS apparently did not undergo peer-...

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