Resources, tips, & news from the scientific writing and publishing experts at NJE
Five Stages of Journal Rejection – How do you manage the submission process
How do you manage the submission process The submissions process for scientific authors at times appears to be an oppressive futile effort. A wise person once wrote that a working academic researcher will experience more rejection over the course of their career than in almost any other field. Perhaps working as a salesperson is an example of a more ‘rejection filled’ vocation. Research papers (also called scholarly paper), grants, and job applications are all likely to come back rejected on a regular basis over the course of your academic career.
A Guide to the How and When
Most authors think that communication with journal editors is a formal process, controlled and restricted by manuscript online submission systems. They think that it’s ‘not ok’ or inappropriate for them to write directly to editors and that all communication should take place via online systems or in response to messages from a journal. Don’t feel that this has to be the case; most editors of academic journals are working researchers too, just like you!
Making Your Work Interesting to a Broad, International Audience
Most of the references I cite in my research paper are in Chinese. How can I make my work interesting for a broad, international audience? Is there a secret to doing this effectively?
This question was one of the most commonly asked during our recent workshop and presentation tour of university departments and medical schools in Beijing and Shenyang this month.
Effective Highlights: Drawing Attention to Your Important Information
The use of summaries of key findings by many academic and scientific journals is well established. Once an article is accepted for publication the author is required to submit those key findings. What isn’t so widely established, but has undoubtedly spread in popularity is the use of highlights.