HOW COULD MY PAPER HAVE GOTTEN REJECTED? JA M ES R . MAR SDEN
The fact is that many more research journal submissions get rejected than get accepted. Yet another fact is that, as academics, we must succeed in getting our research papers published and recognized (cited) by peer researchers. To succeed, I suggest that one must be able to identify and understand what constitutes those seemingly gray boundary lines between failure and success. I argue that understanding why papers are rejected can actually inform us on why papers get accepted.