Had my first rejection the other day (also my first submission!) from a journal. I've presented at a few conferences with no rejections so was feeling naively confident, but it's a bit of a sobering process reading the reviewers comments. Although it was a bit of a battering to the old self confidence, I'm glad it's happened now (yr 2 of 3) rather than towards the end. It's also, according to my supervisors, a good introduction to academic life! At least the comments were relatively constructive, apparently this isn't always the case!
Anyway, just thought I'd share that with the class :)
hey Barnaby, thanks for sharing. I have yet to submit to a journal so at least now I know what to expect and won't be so dejected by rejection. Good luck with the next one.
Me too Chrsi! I made an early enquiry ahead of summitting at the end of the month as I actually don't really expect to get into this journal and don't want to waste time over it. So I am braced for rejection any minute :p
Nothing ventured nothing gained though8-)
Like Alice says, rewrite it, noting the reviewers comments, and submit it to another journal with a lower impact factor. Don't give up, I've had some real slatings from editorial boards in the past but it's nothing personal! Good luck.
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