You forgot “take a stiff drink first.”

The Chronicle offers advice on how to interpret and emotionally handle decision letters from journal editors.


One Response to “You forgot “take a stiff drink first.””

  1. Daniel Goldberg Says:

    A lot of good advice in that article. I’ve found that conceptualizing th process as a game helps. The game, of course, is deeply meaningful (Geertz, W.) to many who play it, myself included, but it is not the end-all be-all of my existence. The reviewers are going to do their utmost to pick the article apart. That’s their role, as they see it, often enough.

    I’ve found that nothing helps as much with peer review as persistence. One has to just keep coming; keep revising and resubmitting, if not at that journal, then elsewhere.

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