Rejection of Good Manuscripts: Possible Reasons, Consequences and Solutions
Authored by Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Manuscript rejection is a hurting and a disappointing experience
especially when it is repeated several times. Colleges and universities always evaluate and promote the academic staff based on their number of publications.
Manuscript rejection represents a major barrier for junior staff to get promoted and develop their carrier especially that the rates of manuscripts’ rejection in the high impact journals reach as much as 90%.
An author who target publication in high prestigious journals may spend many years to publish just small parts of his
research findings. This had lead many of the researchers and academic staff particularly in developing countries to publish their studies in local and low ranked journals.