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Publication Coach: How to cope with journal rejection

What will you learn?

  1. How to bounce back from and effectively deal with journal rejection
  2. Some of the most common reasons for journal rejection
  3. How to use peer reviewer comments to refine your paper
  4. When and where to look when you resubmit your paper


Course Description

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.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: So the journal rejected your paper? Guess who else got rejected…

Lecture 2: Don’t give up yet. You absolutely deserve a second chance!

Lecture 3: Let’s try and look at why your paper didn’t make the cut

Lecture 4: Did you know that even high-quality papers get rejected sometimes?

Lecture 5: Ready to whip your manuscript back into shape?

Lecture 6: Where should you resubmit your paper?

Lecture 7: Let’s turn this manuscript rejection into a positive experience.


Our success stories

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.


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. Subscribe to the All Access Pass now to turn this into an interactive course, where you can chat with your publication coach over email.


Your Instructor


Andrea Hayward
Andrea Hayward

BA (Psychology); MA (Industrial Psychology); Former Associate Writer & 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 infographics. She is known for her hands-on attitude and willingness to try out new things. Outside work, when she isn’t completing college assignments, she enjoys writing poetry, getting lost in detective series, and swinging to hip hop music.


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