Monday, October 22, 2012

Rejection is a good thing?

If you've ever tried to publish a piece of research, its highly likely that you've also tasted rejection.  As anyone who publishes will tell you, rejection is often a part of the publication process and researchers need to use these experiences to strengthen their manuscripts.  A recent article at TheScientist speaks to the 'benefits of rejection' and it is an interesting read.  Vincent Calcagno, an evolutionary biologist and ecologist, led the study to examine what happens to manuscripts that have been previously rejected by peer-reviewed journals.  For example, their research found manuscripts that had been previously rejected ended up being cited more often than manuscripts that were accepted at first submission.Click HERE to read the article.