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It is not common, but I have encountered one of such case before. The author of the submitted paper is the guest editor of the special issue which this paper was submitted. I sent this paper for peer review and received negative comments from 2 reviewers. Hence, the academic editor decided to reject this paper. Usually what I will do in such case is to ask ...


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Be honest with your supervisor and let them know of the entire situation. Since you had to reject the position they might have given your seat to someone else. Let them know that you understand if they already gave your seat away, but that you would like the position if it’s still available. Also if possible make sure that you won’t have to cancel before ...


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Just ask. Some supervisors might be a bit puzzled but would be unlikely to object strongly. If you are admitted then you can explain to anyone who asks what your situation is, assuming it isn't so private as to make that improper. However, it is possible, if unlikely, that you aren't the top-rated candidate anymore, so act fast in case they are still looking....


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Contact the supervisor now, explain your situation and hope for the best. The worst that can happen is that your position has been given to someone else (so be prepared for this). The more you wait the less likely it is that your PhD offer will be renewed.


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If you do something egregiously bad, or are extremely abusive towards the journal, then they might blacklist you. But you need to do something exceptional. Simply submitting bad papers won't get you blacklisted (since desk rejection doesn't usually take long), and neither does submitting poorly written papers (which are even easier to handle since they just ...


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