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Is it true that reviewer's mindset play a role? I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "reviewer's mindset." The reviewer is just trying to decide whether your article is more worthy of being published than other articles that have been submitted. It is true that the process is a bit random; submitting the same paper to an equivalent journal might ...


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I recognize the panic. Especially when pursuing your PhD. It may feel that too much depends on getting your work published. I have had similar experiences and still got my work published. You will have to try again, and again. There are constructive editors and reviewers out there but it takes some time and effort to find them. Publishing is to some extent a ...


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The advice to find a different university is probably the best you will get. The standards of the committee are apparently very high, as one would expect. You could appeal to your advisor or to the committee, but it seems doubtful that any other action would work. Even an appeal to higher authority at the university might result in bad feelings that won't ...


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