edger Posted July 23, 2010 Report Share Posted July 23, 2010 Fuck! After some initial success with publications I have had a few recent set-backs (in a row) with respect to peer review of papers I have submitted. I know it's the nature of the game, and I'm always open to critique and identifying areas in need of improvement, but DAMN! Nothing is more frustrating than months and months of work grinding to a halt. I esp. hate when reviewers comments are generally positive and when what they feel does have to be addressed is relatively minor...with ample room for the opportunity to respond/address their identified concerns, but you don't even get the chance to because the editor just flat-out rejects it anyways. I know this is often a sign of sheer volume being submitted to the journal and obviously an easy way of 'weeding' things out but....grrrr. So, I know there's a few on here that could possibly relate? What strategies do you employ to help deal with the rejection? To give yourself the motivation to revise and resubmit? To find the time to go back to the drawing board on older material that needs/should be published while still keeping momentum with your current work? etc etc Sometimes I feel like I should just pack it in and get a 'real' job Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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