Rejection and Revision

alarm clock Rejection

1.      When rejected, try again

2.      If a "stupid" referee misunderstood your paper, it is your fault

3.      Do not get angry


4.      Be optimistic and get excited

5.      Write a detailed response to individual referees

6.      Do not attack referees

7.      Resubmit the revised paper within three months

8.      Write just one paragraph a day if you hate to revise

9.      Listen to what the editor says

alarm clock Resubmission

When your revision is completed, you should send the following to the editor:

10.  Check the Revised Paper

Cover Letter

11.  Explain succinctly how you revised the paper

Referee's Packet

12.  Prepare a packet for each referee

© Kwan Choi, 1998-2002