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我應該放棄被拒稿的論文嗎?

作者提問
我正在從事博士後的分子物理研究實驗,目前我已完成研究並投稿至期刊。然而,我的論文卻被三份SCI收錄的期刊拒稿,每次再次投稿前,我皆已經仔細參考期刊評審的評論建議而修改論文,還是未能成功發表。我感到非常的沮喪,我想放棄我的原稿重新再寫一篇,您可以建議我該怎麼做嗎?

專家回覆
我們了解被多次拒稿的失落,畢竟您已努力花了許多時間設計及進行研究,接著撰寫、修改、投稿及再次投稿,既然已經付出這麼多努力,就不要中途放棄,我相信您的論文內容一定比第一次投稿時更進步。

被拒稿是很常見也是必要的投稿程序之一,甚至有很多知名科學家也必須克服被拒稿的困難。愛因斯坦的論文曾被《物理評論》(The Physical Review )拒稿,但最後被費城《國際期刊法蘭克林學會》接受刊登期刊。許多關於發表的研究討論拒稿率可有多高及其原因。

但請別灰心,沒有任何研究是糟糕到必須放棄的程度。在放棄被拒稿的論文前,思考一下期刊評審的拒稿理由。以下幾個步驟能幫助您的論文更受期刊青睞。

  • 根據您論文的學科領域選擇期刊:避免只投稿至高影響因子期刊,低影響因子期刊可能更能貼近您的目標讀者!
  • 重新架構您的研究問題:或許您的研究很新穎且研究發現非常有趣,但可能提出了錯誤的研究問題設計或以錯誤的方式提出問題。應嘗試不同的研究問題,並試著重述,您也許會發現微調研究問題會使研究發現變得更有趣。
  • 改善實驗:有時候只需多做一些實驗或修改研究方法就會讓您的研究得到截然不同的結果。
  • 呈現更多數據:也許您呈現的數據不夠完整或是您所選的數據無法引起期刊編輯共鳴,請重新仔細看過所有數據,確定您沒有忽略值得報告的數據。
  • 呈現完美論文:請確定清楚且具有吸引力地陳述論文內容,並檢查結構和格式的正確性。

您可能會擔心國際期刊編輯對英文為第二語言的作者有偏見,但如果您持續努力使論文達到最佳發表品質,您的付出一定會有成功的收穫。
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Should I throw away my rejected manuscript?


Question Description

I’m doing a post-doctoral research fellowship in molecular physics. I’ve completed my study and submitted my manuscript. But my manuscript has been rejected by three different SCI-indexed journals although I have carefully incorporated the previous referee comments before each successive submission. I’m feeling frustrated now and I want to give up on my manuscript and start a new study. Could you please advise me about what I should do?

Answer

I understand how frustrating multiple rejections can be after all the hard work you’ve put in and the time you’ve spent in designing and conducting the study, and then in writing, rewriting, submitting, and resubmitting your manuscript. But now that you’ve come so far, it would be imprudent to give up, however strong the temptation! I’m sure your manuscript is in much better shape now than it was at the first submission.

process, and even the most famous scientists have to deal with it. The story goes that Albert Einstein had one of his papers rejected by The Physical Review before it was accepted by the Journal of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Many published studies have discussed how high rejection rates can be and the reasons for this.

But do not lose heart; no piece of research is ever bad enough to throw away. Before you consider giving up on your rejected manuscript, think about the reasons for rejection at the heart of each referee’s comments. Here are some steps you can take to make your manuscript more appealing for a journal.

Choose a journal whose scope better suits your article: Do not simply look for a high-impact-factor journal. A journal with a lower impact factor may offer you a much more suitable readership!

Reframe your research question: Perhaps your research is novel and your findings are very interesting, but you’ve asked the wrong research question or framed the right question the wrong way. Play with your research question and try to reword it. You might just be surprised to find that tweaking your research question makes your findings a lot more exciting.

Refine your experiments: Sometimes it may just take a couple of extra experiments or minor modifications to your methods to give you outcomes you never expected.

Show more data: Maybe the data you’re presenting are incomplete, or further still, maybe the data you’ve chosen not to write about are what may actually interest the journal editor. Go over all your data again to make sure you haven’t missed anything worth reporting.

Present your paper well: Ensure that your manuscript is clear and appealing in terms of its content, structure, and format.

You might fear that international journal editors may have a bias against manuscripts from English-second-language (ESL) authors, but if you are persistent in your honest efforts, and if your work meets the standards of good publication practice, rest assured that you will taste success eventually.

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