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How To Handle Journal Rejection?

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How To Handle Journal Rejection?

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Andrea HaywardSenior Editor, Global Community Engagement; Associate Writer & Editor

Andrea Hayward - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image Andrea Hayward

Bounce back with confidence and improve your manuscript for the next journal with this short email-based program on how to understand, deal with and move on after a journal rejection.

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Online, On-demand learning

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7 modules

What you learn

How to bounce back from and effectively deal with journal rejection

Some of the most common reasons for journal rejection

How to use peer reviewer comments to refine your paper

When and where to look when you resubmit your paper


After working on your paper for weeks, if not months, journal rejection is bound to come as a hard and frustrating blow. But this is surely not the end of your academic journey. With your persistence, and an expert course that guides you to deal with rejection constructively, success can’t be far away. This well-paced micro-learning program, delivered straight to your email inbox, will help you work through feelings of frustration and dejection and rise above this difficult situation. It will also help you understand possible reasons behind the journal rejecting your manuscript, and also focus on the peer reviewer comments so you can revise your paper into its best version before you’re ready to submit it again.

Publication Coach Series

The Publication Coach series is a one-of-a-kind course series where short, micro lessons are delivered via email every other day. More than 100,000 learners have benefitted from these courses and found the simple, engaging and bite-sized style extremely empowering. It proves that in just 2-5 mins per day, you can master a new skill with our expert tips and advice that help make learning a habit. The best part, is you can access the emails in your inbox for reference whenever needed. Subscribe to the All Access Pass now to turn this into an interactive course, where you can chat with your publication coach over email.

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LECTURE 1 |Document/Slides

So the journal rejected your paper? Guess who else got rejected…

LECTURE 2 |Document/Slides

Don’t give up yet. You absolutely deserve a second chance!

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

Let’s try and look at why your paper didn’t make the cut

LECTURE 4 |Document/Slides

Did you know that even high-quality papers get rejected sometimes?

LECTURE 5 |Document/Slides

Ready to whip your manuscript back into shape?

LECTURE 6 |Document/Slides

Where should you resubmit your paper?

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Instructor (1)

Andrea Hayward - R Upskill Training Instructor

Andrea Hayward

Senior Editor, Global Community Engagement; Associate Writer & Editor

2 courses by this instructor

BA (Psychology); MA (Industrial Psychology); Former Associate Writer and Editor, Editage Insights; (Current) Senior Editor, Global Community Engagement, Editage Insights

Andrea likes thinking outside the box and applying principles of Psychology to understand online user behaviour. She also enjoys finding innovative ways to create content in various formats such as videos, slide-decks and…

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Review (1)

Meskerem Milion

Thank you so much. Now am feeling good because of you. you told me some important points and now am trying to revise my paper.