Posted by: bluesyemre | February 1, 2013

’8 reasons I rejected your article’ by Peter Thrower

Peter Thrower, PhD

  • A journal editor reveals the top reasons so many manuscripts don’t make it to the peer review process. When a manuscript is submitted to a high-quality scholarly journal, it goes through intense scrutiny  — even before it’s seen by the editor-in-chief and selected for peer review. At Elsevier, between 30 percent to 50 percent of articles don’t even make it to the peer review process. As Editor-in-Chief of Carbon, the international journal of the American Carbon Society, Peter Thrower, PhD, experiences this situation first-hand. His advice to authors: “By avoiding these pitfalls, you will save reviewers, editors and staff time and frustration, and ensure that your work is judged by its scientific merit, not mistakes.”

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