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Title: Reason for Manuscript Rejection

Reasons for Rejection of a Manuscript
Research Manuscript Writing
  • You have written your research manuscript with
    diligence, and
  • now, you are ready to submit it for publication.
    You are worried if it gets rejected.
  • This is common with novice research scientists.
    However, if you know what makes the journal
    editors reject your manuscript, you
  • can take care of such errors before submission.

  • Heres a glimpse of the
  • common errors that can
  • lead to the rejection of
  • your manuscript

1) Selection of a Wrong
  • The foremost reason your manuscript gets rejected
  • is that your research study doesnt fit the scope
    of your
  • selected journal. So, you will waste your
  • time if you select a journal out of your papers
  • To avoid any mistake in selecting the right
  • for your paper
  • Carefully read the scope of the journal on its
  • Homepage and also the section on Instructions to
  • Search for the similar articles in the journal.

2) Plagiarism
  • Self-plagiarism or reproducing your own work in
  • another journal without citing the original can
    lead to
  • the rejection of your manuscript.
  • Therefore, you should
  • Always acknowledge your sources of reference
  • Not submit the results of a published literature
    even in a lower-ranked journal
  • Change the text copied from another source to
    make it different and also acknowledge the

3) False Findings in the Research Results
  • The journals accept only those manuscripts that
    present an original research study, those which
  • report high-quality and novel work and make
  • significant contributions to their desired field.
  • Thus, if your manuscript fails to meet this
  • criterion, or it reports a routine or trivial or
  • finding which doesnt contribute significantly to
  • the progress of Science, it will be outwardly
  • rejected.

  • To avoid rejection
  • Search the published literature related to your
  • research topic and see their results.
  • Publish only those findings which are new or
  • significant to your field of research.
  • Highlight the novel properties of your research
  • Study
  • Compare your article with the previous work in
  • the field and justify your improvements with a
    clear statement

4) Technical Errors
  • Discrepancy between the Abstract and the
  • manuscript
  • Study of the wrong groups
  • Wrong statistics
  • Clinically insignificant results
  • Absence of a relation between the results and
  • discussion
  • Contradictory/false data
  • If the conclusion doesnt answer the research
  • Poor use of language with grammar, spelling, and
  • punctuation errors

5) Failure to Follow Instructions for Authors
  • If you do not follow the Instructions for
  • prescribed by a specific journal, it will either
    delay the
  • peer review process or lead to your manuscript
  • So, you should always
  • Carefully read the instructions a number of
    times. Best, take a print out of the journal
    guidelines and highlight the key
  • instructions you have to follow.
  • Before submission, check whether you have
    incorporated all the instructions in your
  • If you do not understand the instructions or are
    short of time, take help from a professional
    scientific editor.

  • Do not hurry to submit your paper to the journal
    publication. Take time
  • and carefully check if you have fulfilled all the
    requirements as an author.

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